From engineer to PE teacher, we share the breadth of our volunteers

Hockey Makers
England Hockey are lucky to have Hockey Makers from across the country who volunteer their time to help make our world class events happen. We asked a few of them what they do for a living and why they got involved in volunteering as a Hockey Maker at our events. 

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Julie Eckersley
Age: 63 
Occupation: Semi-retired neonatal nurse

"Not a hockey player but discovered what a great sport it is at Glasgow Commonwealth games where I volunteered for the first time."

Dexter Hiscock
Age: 27 
Occupation: Part-time kitchen porter at Eds Easy Diner/Studies Electrical Installation at college

"I first volunteered at Champions Trophy in 2016 and really enjoyed being part of it for the month and making new friends. I like sport and I have now volunteered at the Women’s Cricket World Cup and Men's Champions Trophy."

Caroline Allison
Age: 25 
Occupation: Management accountant for National Grid

"Started volunteering when I was 18 at the Champions Trophy in Nottingham because I was unable to play due injuries so wanted another way to still be involved in hockey. I also wanted some experience about going away from home before going to university. I now keep coming back every year because of the people."

Helen Brown
Age: 27 
Occupation: Cleaning business owner

"I have loved hockey all my life, it is my biggest passion. I got into volunteering via London 2012 and wanted to do some hockey volunteering so when I heard about EuroHockey 2015 I just had to get involved and have loved every minute ever since! It is such a joy helping people and putting a smile on peoples' faces. I would always rather give my time than give money, I feel it is worth so much more!"

Emily Jane Guy
Age: 21 
Occupation: Part-time respite carer

"I have been playing hockey since I was eight and coaching since I was 13. I became a Hockey Maker in 2014 for the Investec London Cup to build my confidence and meet new people. I have continued volunteering every year since and love seeing what goes on behind the scenes at events, as well as meeting up with all the other volunteers."

Angela Mance
Age: 53 
Occupation: Teacher

"I became a HockeyMaker because I went to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and fell in love with the sport and also met Phillip Bootland, a regular hockey maker at England Hockey! He was so friendly and encouraged me to sign up. My first experience was at the Indoor at Wembley 2015. I am now hooked."

Angela was named Hockey Maker of the Year at the annual England Hockey Awards Dinner in 2017.

These are just the few amazing Hockey Makers that volunteer at our events from Futures Cup to Investec internationals. Sign up to become a Hockey Maker next summer at the World Cup - deadline October 15th!