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Wesley Jackson

Wesley Jackson grew up playing alongside brother Ashley at Tunbridge Wells Hockey Club before moving across to East Grinstead when he was 14 years old. He played Junior hockey and 2nd XI fixtures for the club as school commitments took priority. 

Whilst at University in 2007 he played for Gloucester City HC for two seasons before moving to National League side Stourport for the 2009/10 season.

On home return he made his debut for East Grinstead 1st XI in 2011 and has continued to graft his way from a bench player to a senior member of the side. He has since won two indoor national titles at Wembley in the Super Sixes and played in four editions of the European Hockey League (EHL), the pinnacle of mens club hockey. 

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Coaching career

Wesley is the current Head of Hockey at Lingfield College where he has built a programme and an environment to drive the sport forward at the school. 

He has been coaching since he was 17 years old and has spent many years and hours on coaching camps and developing players through to JAC, JRPC and the National Age Groups. He is a head coach at the Tonbridge JRPC centre and leads the teams to success each year. He was head coach of King's & Alleyn's HC mens 1st XI in 2010-11 before taking on a role as Hockey professional at Dulwich College, London. He then moved to Lingfield College to pursue a career in teaching. He is a fully qualified PE teacher, teaching A-level and GCSE PE as well as curriculum sports.

He has developed a programme to help coach coaches and looks to build on this to innovate the coaching side of the sport.