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NHA is pleased to announce that Jamie Brown will be start working at the Performance Area at Nelson Hockey Association this upcoming Sunday June 3rd.👏👏👏😀🏑

For sure Jamie knowledge and passion for our sport will be a great contribution to the Association purpose of “providing a great sport for life”.

From his role will be responsible for organising and rolling out development programs for our higher performing players, coaches umpires and volunteers, aligning with Capital Hockey where appropriate.

The role directly reports to the Nelson Hockey Operations Manager and sits alongside the Regional Development Manager (Community Hockey Officer).
The Nelson Hockey Performance Officer will be responsible for ensuring a high level service is provided to our members and partners. The Performance officer is pivotal in providing a service that meets our current membership and community’s needs.

The position will assume the overall responsibility for leading and developing talent within Nelson Hockey including (but not limited to);

Talent Development
Foster and lead development initiatives aimed at higher performing level in conjunction with key volunteers and Capital Hockey including;
• Create and implement senior and representative coach development plans
• Create and implement senior umpire development
• Plan and host player and coach development clinics for our higher performers
• Lead and organise recognition events where appropriate
• Linking and liaising with Capital Hockey requirements where appropriate

He will start this upcoming Sunday June 3rd running the U13-U15 Development Programme.
He will be responsible for managing and administering the Nelson Hockey representative portfolio (from junior representative to Masters) along with playing a key role in organising and guiding the future development of NHA Performance area.

Jamie’s background:


  • South African Int..  University , u21 and Men’s ‘94- 99 ( various test matches ) Indoor and Outdoor
  • Premier League and County  hockey Eng 99-2003
  • Played Hockey in South Africa, England, Holland,  NZ
  • Player/Coach Sheffield/East Grinstead/Richmond hockey Club England 2000 -2003
  • Exportise Sports Coach : Full time hockey coach 2000-2003
  • NZ Aukland Men’s NHl team 2004 Coached Auck ladies Dev team
  • Nelson Men’s Coach / Nelson Academy coach 2005-2012 Nelson u13 Dev coach
  • NZ Masters 40’s Capt World Cup 2012 and Tasman winning series vs Aus
  • Nelson College Hockey Coach 2005 – 2018

We would like to express our big thanks to Jamie and wish him the best in this role at Nelson Hockey.

Thank you Jamie!👏👏👏😀🏑

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