Thundersticks Academy Coaches Announced

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The 13’s & 14’s Perth Thundersticks Academy teams start training this weekend.

13’s – Sunday 15th March, 11:00-1:00pm @ PHS
14’s – Sunday 15th March, 9:00-11:00am @ PHS

The coaches for the 13’s & 14’s have also been announced.

Des King
Des is a professional hockey coach who has worked for the past 20 years with Hockey Australia, Hockey Queensland and Hockey New South Wales in their High Performance programs. A former Kookaburra player himself, Des has recently relocated to Perth with his young family and we are delighted to have him join our exciting coaching team in Talent Development.

Liné Malan
After a very successful stint coaching at our inaugural Academy last year, we are delighted to announce that Liné has been promoted to Head Coach in 2020. A current Perth Thundersticks and former South African National Team player, she has a great deal of hockey knowledge that she combines with her formal training as a Kineticist to deliver a thorough, contemporary coaching message.

Des and Liné will be supported by a variety of well trained and qualified coaches with International and National experience and will also mentor our developing coaching cohort.

For all enquiries contact Dean Evans – GM Talent Development at: