Looking to build upon the successes of last season when they won the England Hockey National Vase at Lea Valley Olympic Park, Southampton have appointed Fareham's Jonathan Price (JP) as Men’s first team coach.
"His appointment is part of Southampton’s on-going development plan to continually raise the quality of coaching across the club and further strengthens our coaching team," explained SHC chairman Paul Meacher.
"JP is a national league player at Fareham and has a wealth of coaching experience gained locally and nationally.
"He will join the coaching committee, will support the development of our coaches at all levels and have specific responsibility for the men’s firsts with the objective of lifting them to South Level hockey over the next few years."
As a continuation of the development strategy, Southampton have also appointed Phil Maunder to join Linda Dunham as Ladies 1XI coach.
"This will allow Linda to combine her vital role as 1XI goalkeeper with the coaching responsibilities," Meacher added.
"The Ladies have similar aspirations to move towards South Premier level over the next few years. Phil has been coaching within the club and elsewhere for a number of years."
Meacher described the appointments as "exciting times for the club."
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