Blackburn Junior Hawks are delighted to announce that Assistant Director of Hockey, Mike Fletcher, and u11s Lead Coach Adam Dadswell have been selected to be Northern Conference Coaches for the upcoming season. Being selected to represent the Northern Conference at any level is an honour and a privilege and we are proud that two of our coaches are now part of this setup.
This is a fantastic achievement by both coaches and is an important first step for our club in moving towards our objectives of developing elite level coaches who can then develop and improve the players at our club dramatically in the coming 3-5 years. We are all extremely proud to announce Mike & Adam as part of the Northern Conference coaching staff for the 2016/17 season.
On his appointment to the Northern Conference u13s, Mike Fletcher said
“It’s a great honour to be asked to be part of the northern conference set up. I have been involved with hockey since I was 14 and always wanted to be part of this and now one of my many goals have been achieved. This year has been a great year so far starting with being asked to be the assistant director of hockey in Blackburn and now this. Big things are happening right now and it’s a privilege to be asked to represent the north and Blackburn. I can’t wait to get started and the season underway.”
Adam Dadswell had this to say about his role lead coach of Northern Conference u11s
“When I first heard the news that I had been selected as the Head coach for under 11’s at Northern conference, I was honoured to have been chosen for such a privilege. It is fantastic to be able to represent Blackburn, as part of the conference set up, along with Michael Fletcher and be able to work with other coaches from around the North honing the skills of our elite players.
As a coach, I look to continually improve and this is a great opportunity to develop myself further whilst coming in to my 5th year of coaching at a club level.”
Matt Darlow, Director of Hockey at Blackburn Junior Hawks commented
“When I arrived at Blackburn one of the first plans and outcomes we discussed was to ensure our coaches could get the opportunity to test and prove themselves at the higher levels of Conference, England & Great Britain hockey.
All our coaching staff have shown what great coaches they are so far at club level so when Mike Fletcher & Adam Dadswell wanted to move further it was an easy recommendation for me to make to Andy Brown, Northern Conference Mentor.
Andy has shown his faith in selecting Mike and Adam as staff which will no doubt be repaid by both of them as they strive to grow as coaches in the hockey world. These are exciting times at Blackburn and they will only get more exciting as coaches like Mike and Adam are given the exposure to showcase their skills at higher & higher levels.”
We are sure that everyone at Blackburn wishes Mike and Adam good luck for the upcoming season, both at club level and now with Northern Conference.