THE BUZZ HOCKEY ACADEMY. Have Fun – Learn Techniques – Develop Skills.
In 2011, Graham Shaw and Gordon Watkins came together to set up The Buzz Hockey Academy. Having run successful camps at half term, Easter and summer holidays at Rathdown School, Glenageary, the pair plan to stage even more camps during school holidays. At BHA, children will meet new friends in a funfilled environment, with an action-packed programme.
Our aim is that all players, firstly, enjoy themselves in a safe environment, and then with good coaching, ultimately leave the Academy as better players, hopefully with a desire to improve further. Some of our coaches will include both senior and underage international players, and all have attained at least Level 1 and have done the Code of Ethics.
Graham is one of the most capped Irish Internationals (151 caps) and had a very successful and distinguished playing career in Glenanne Hockey Club. He was Head coach of Monkstown HC, and Head of Hockey in Rathdown School and is now Head Coach to the Irish Senior Ladies Hockey squad.
Gordon is a former Irish International, and has coached Hermes LHC, Trinity Men and Muckross Ladies at club level. He was also Head Coach of the Colts section in Monkstown HC for 10 years, and coached in Hermes Fillies for 5 years with much success. He won the inaugural IHA Youth Development Coach of the Year Award in 2007 and is presently coaching in Holy Child School, Killiney and in Monkstown Hockey Club. He is also a tutor with IHA for prospective coaches up to level 1.