David Janes

BA Cardiff Metropolitan
Head of Hockey
David Janes

As Head of Hockey here at Lancing College, it is my job to produce and deliver a strategic plan for the development of boys' and girls’ hockey across the Club, ensuring we offer a balance of opportunities at both elite and social levels. Building and leading a culture of excellence and participation throughout all sections of the Hockey Club, with a strong focus on learning and development that supports long-term individual athletes and team success.

From the outset, Lancing College has given me the opportunity to fully develop a new strategy and vision for hockey, incorporating ideas that cater not only for the elite pathway, but to also work with other sports and departments to inspire young people to feel passionate about the game of hockey. We are also balancing students' opportunities to grow in multiple sports and we co-ordinate this to ensure maximum pupil participation and enrichment which I find extremely rewarding.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my coaching experiences across a range of age groups from our Year 3 and 4 age groups from both Lancing Preps, all the way up to our Senior U18s. My passion for playing top level hockey has grown and developed into a desire for passing on skills, knowledge and the desire to inspire others.

I have been working closely with the other heads of sport and coaches to drive the junior and senior programme, ensuring a balance of participation and excellence by supporting and facilitating recruitment, selection, and coaching. Alongside the appointed team of coaches, we are ensuring that all students are made to feel valued within the hockey programme here at Lancing.

I am truly excited by what the future holds and I am incredibly driven to provide a top-class experience for all of our students.

Sports Coaching Experience Hockey

FIH (Federation of International Hockey) Level 2 Qualified Hockey Coach

  • Director of Hockey at Lancing College
  • Director of Hockey at Christ College Brecon
  • Wales Universities Womens team (Assistant Coach at Home Nations Cup – Glasgow 2019
  • Hockey Wales Development Centre – Lead/Head Coach
  • 1st XI Senior Girls Head Coach - Christ College Brecon
  • 1st XI Senior Boys Head Coach - Christ College Brecon
  • Lead/Head Hockey Goalkeeper Coach – Christ College Brecon
  • Hockey coach of Cardiff Metropolitan University Women
  • Head Coach for Cardiff & Met’s women’s development team


ECB (English Cricket Board) Level 2 Qualified Cricket Coach

  • Director of Cricket at Christ College Brecon
  • Head of Cricket at Christ College Brecon
  • Newport Cricket Club Lead Coach – Girls Under 15-18
  • Curdridge Cricket Club – Coach