Greensborough Hockey Club has appointed ex-Kookaburra Glenn Simpson as its Victorian Premier League Men’s coach for 2017. Glenn spent most of his junior career at Greensborough before moving to Perth to be part of the Australian International set up.
Simpson played over 100 matches for Australia, scoring 23 goals and credits Greensborough legend Jim Irvine as one of his biggest influences in hockey. Coached by Hockey icon Ric Charlesworth, he has been an Oceania Cup and dual Champions Trophy Gold Medallist. The 29 year old recently retired from international hockey and is moving back from WA to take up the role at one of Victoria’s most successful hockey clubs.
Greensborough Hockey club President Matthew Trounce said, “We are thrilled to welcome back one of our own at this exciting time for our club. Glenn has had some amazing experiences since leaving us to play for Australia and will be working with a fantastic squad that has won the State Championship three times in the past five years and is hungry for more.”
Simpson added simply, “It’s great to be back. Bring it on!”
Simpson has been part of both the Hockey Australia and Victorian Institute of Sport set-ups and for the past four years has been Head Coach and player for Old Guildford Mundaring Hockey Club in the Top Perth competition. He also runs leading coaching enterprise Fast Forward Hockey.
Greensborough Hockey Club runs 7 Mens and 5 Ladies teams with strong Junior and Masters programs. Anyone wanting more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.greensboroughhockeyclub.com.au