PRESS RELEASE : KWAN BROWNE APPOINTED MEN’S HEAD COACH AT SOUTHGATE HOCKEY CLUB

May 6, 2022

Southgate Hockey Club has today appointed Kwan Browne as their new Men’s Head Coach ahead of the 2022/2023 season.

Kwan returns to Southgate, a club he played for in 1997/1998, after 7 successful years with Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club and with whom he won the Premier Division Championship in 2019 . He will continue his work with the GB squad as an assistant coach.

Kwan said of his appointment, “It’s a great opportunity to join Southgate, a sleeping giant in club hockey, they are looking to take the next step and I look forward to help taking them to the next level”

Southgate HC Club Chairman Neil Murphy said today, “We are delighted to welcome Kwan back to Southgate. He has a tremendous track record as a coach and player and I know he shares the Club’s excitement as we start on the next phase of our development. We have and always will be a family club but we are also one with big ambitions. Central to this is the aim to develop all our players and for Southgate to be the best place to play hockey. Kwan will be instrumental in helping us achieve all this and making sure we enjoy it along the way.”

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Southgate Hockey Club

Southgate Hockey Club is one of the largest, most successful hockey clubs in the country. In addition, the Club’s facilities in Trent Park are some of the finest to be found anywhere and rival the top European clubs.

Trent Park has been Southgate’s home for almost 25 years, but its history goes back long before that. Founded in 1886, Southgate has been at the top of the hockey pyramid since then. The Club was European Champions in 1976, 1977 and 1978. Today this successful, high performance hockey continues with both men’s and ladies first team competing in the National Hockey League and junior players representing county, regional and national age group teams.

Kwan Brown

Having played more than 300 times across a 17 year international career with Trinidad and Tobago, Kwan was appointed as assistant coach to the England and GB senior men’s squad in September 2019.

That came after he had already helped the sides on several occasions across the previous two years, while he was also heavily involved with the junior set ups, acting as assistant coach for England’s U21s at the 2016 Junior World Cup and working with the GB Elite Development Programme (EDP) following its inception in late 2017.

Kwan has also enjoyed an illustrious domestic playing career in England and currently features for Hampstead & Westminster HC as a player/coach having also represented Canterbury, East Grinstead and Southgate. In September 2020 he was also appointed as ‘Head of Hockey’ at Mill Hill school.

For further information, please contact:

Alastair Whatley | 0758448676 | southgatehc.secretary1@gmail.com

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