Danny Kerry Appointed Hockey Performance Director of England Hockey

Wednesday, 12 December 2012: England Hockey is delighted to announce that Danny Kerry has been appointed to the role of Performance Director following an extensive recruitment process.

Danny Kerry

Danny Kerry (Photo Credit: Ady Kerry/England Hockey)

Kerry, 42, has been the Head Coach of the England and Great Britain women’s hockey teams since 2004 and has overseen the most successful period in the teams’ history, most recently leading Great Britain to the Olympic bronze medal at London 2012. He will succeed David Faulkner who stepped down after almost eight years in the role.

Speaking after being appointed, Kerry said: “My new role in performance sport represents significant but exciting challenges for me. Hockey has undergone a lengthy period of change since I began as Head Coach. The Single System player pathway has been implemented and our governance has evolved and is now seen as a model for others. The national teams have trained at a level of professionalism never before seen in our history and as a result we have won medals at world and Olympic level. We have seen significant progression in our standing internationally, not just in terms of the performances of our national teams but also in our ability to host world level events. Continue reading →

Gutsy Great Britain Lose Out to in-Form Argentina

Despite a valiant performance, Great Britain’s women agonisingly missed out on a place in the London 2012 Olympics hockey final as they went down to a 2-1 defeat against Argentina at the Riverbank Arena tonight.

First half strikes from Noel Barrioneuvo and Carla Rebecchi were enough to send the world’s number two side into the final, while Great Britain’s consolation goal came from forward Alex Danson.

Alex Danson in action for Great Britain against Argentina at London 2012 Olympic Games Semi Final (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

Alex Danson in action for Great Britain against Argentina at London 2012 Olympic Games Semi Final (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

Great Britain still have a chance to claim a medal when they play New Zealand in the Bronze Medal match on Friday afternoon. Argentina’s reward is a Gold Medal match-up against the Netherlands that evening. Continue reading →