Pick a Coach
- Katy Bennett – Coaching Director
- Sarah Butt (“Richie“) – Lacrosse Coach
- Lucy Lynch – Lacrosse Coach
- Sally Keogh – Lacrosse Coach
- Katie McHugh – Lacrosse Coach
- Cat Gaunt – Lacrosse Coach
- Keely Watt – Lacrosse Coach
- Georgie Hurt – Lacrosse Coach
- Sarah Taylor – Lacrosse Coach
- Emily Gray – Lacrosse Coach
- Antonia Hudson – Lacrosse Coach
- Katie Hammerer – Lacrosse Coach
- Torz Anderson – Lacrosse Coach
- Georgia Elwiss – Nutrition Specialist
- Jenny Murphy – Stability and Injury Specialist
- Lotty Keys – Training & Psychology Specialist
They don’t come with much more experience than Katy. She was captain of the 2013 World Cup team and boasts a 14-year international playing career. Backed with a Masters in Sport and Exercise Science, specialising in the motivation of young athletes, there are very few people who can’t learn something from Katy.
Richie was the England Head Coach for the 2013 World Cup. Prior to coaching she was one of the best players in the world, representing England in 5 World Cups, and captaining her country for a number of years. Richie has the rare skill of being able to translate her world class playing creativity into the sort of coaching that inspires players to perform at the very peak of their ability.
Sally is a world class goal keeper, who has represented England in the most recent World and European Championships. She is fearless in goal and well-known for her superb reactions. Many goal-hungry attacks have been thwarted by Sally’s brave 1v1 saves. Not only is she a great ball-stopper, but her positive personality and energy can inspire teams she is playing and coaching. Sally’s experience (both playing and coaching) makes her a great choice for both field players and goal keepers joining SixBySix courses.
Having played at elite US collegiate level, Katie is now over in the UK to share some of the sneaky tips that helped her get to the top of her game. Her energetic coaching enthuses everyone around her… and as one of the England Academy U17 Coaches, she is definitely someone we can all learn something from.
Sarah is a senior international player with NCAA division 1 experience. A four year player for Johns Hopkins university, she has made a real impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Playing midfield for England at the 2013 World Championship, she dominated at the draw, and was instrumental in scoring and assisting goals as well as caused turnovers. A truly versatile world class player, Sarah has much to offer players wishing to excel in England and the USA.
Emily – a player who combines athleticism and flair. She was one of the top points scorers for England at the 2013 World Cup having burst onto the international scene, scoring the bronze-medal winning goal in the dying seconds of the 2007 U19 World Championships. Since then she has been a regular feature of the top senior team. She can play anywhere on the pitch and really makes world class players ‘sweat’.
Katie brings with her both specialist knowledge as a goalie, and also a deep understanding of what it takes to play Lacrosse at US Universities. She is excited to share new innovative training ideas, gleaned from a personal career playing in the NCAA. We are excited to have her on board, and always look forward to seeing what we can all learn from the other side of the pond!
Torz is a rising star of England Lacrosse, and loves to share her knowledge with others. Her coaching is underpinned by her sports science degree, so you can guarantee if you are in one of her sessions you will be getting some of the very latest knowledge and thinking to come out of Loughborough University.
Georgia brings a wealth of both sporting and specialist nutrition expertise to the SixBySix team. An outstanding sportswoman, she is one of the first women to be awarded a central (full-time) contract by the English Cricket Board (ECB). She combines her passion for playing sport with advising young sports people about the best diet to adopt, both from a health and sports performance perspective. We think Georgia is an amazing role model and is a really balanced and positive person. Most importantly, she has reassured us that the odd chocolate bar and slice of pizza is acceptable, especially when you are running around a lacrosse pitch all day. Phew, thanks Georgia!
Jenny was one of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s finest dancers and had a 10 year career touring the world’s toughest stages. Poor core stability simply isn’t an option in the world of ballet, and as such the training they get is second to none.We are very privileged to be able to share Jenny’s extensive knowledge of core stability and injury prevention with our athletes, an essential foundation skills, without which we can’t work on more advanced training techniques… (she’ll also have us all standing with better posture by the end too!)
Lotty is as mentally strong as they come. She played top level rugby for 15 years, playing for England and in the Premiership division. She now has a passion for endurance sport. Backed by a Masters is Sports Psychology, she recently used her knowledge to complete a half Iron-Man Triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride then 13.1 mile run). Lotty brings tricks and techniques from playing a range of sports at the very highest level – something rarely shared into the world of Lacrosse; with her passion for sport and learning, it is impossible to not get excited with her!