Introducing the MX Coaching Team
At MX, we're lucky to have coaches who not only know hockey inside out, but are also great people. We think this combination of technical expertise and approachability is what enables us to deliver hockey in the way it should be.
Daan has established himself as one of the leading coaches in the Capital region. Originally from Christchurch, Daan grew up in the hockey capital of the world, the Netherlands.
Daan represented MMHC Voordaan in the Hoofdklasse which is widely recognised as one of the premier club competitions worldwide. Since moving back to New Zealand, he’s played two years of National League for Capital.
Daan is currently in a coaching role at Wellington Hockey which takes up most of his time. He’s had an immediate impact in the coaching space in Wellington and is now a familiar face in the hockey community.
Estelle has set the benchmark for aspiring female players in Wellington after being selected for the Capital Womens NHL team as a 17 year old in 2017. That progress didn’t stop in 2018, with Estelle representing Capital at her second NHL and notching up a series win against Australia with the NZ U21 Womens team.
After spending a number of years attending MX sessions as a player, Estelle has come full circle joining MX as a coach. This unique perspective provides Estelle with a great ability to connect with players at MX.
Estelle has recently finished her first year of a media and teaching degree at Victoria University.
Georgie is the second MX player to transition to the coaching team. This experience as an MX athlete makes her the ideal coach.
Georgie’s resume as a player is an impressive one. She’s currently in the mix for the Capital U21 Women, and for the last two years has represented Capital at U18 level. She’s also an experienced club player, plying her trade for Karori in the weekends.
Georgie has just moved into Weir House and will start a Bachelor of Commerce at Victoria University in 2019.
Lochie is one of Capital Hockey's brightest young talents, having represented New Zealand at both U18 and more recently U21 level. Lochie made his NHL debut in 2018 for the Capital Cobras, taking out the national title on home turf.
Lochie's relaxed and personable nature, along with his technical hockey expertise, enables him to runs sessions that not only develop players’ technical abilities, but also provide an engaging and enjoyable atmosphere.
Lochie hails from Scots College and is now in his third year at Victoria University, studying architecture.