HOCKEY IRELAND YOUTH PANEL
ABOUT THE YOUTH PANEL
The Hockey Ireland Youth Panel, part of our volunteer strategy funded by the Sport Ireland Women in Sport Programme, aims to offer a voice for young leaders in hockey, offering the opportunity to develop personal leadership skills. The panel will help to develop these individuals within the sport and paving the pathway for those to come after.
There are 9 young people aged between 18-30 from all over Ireland on the panel.
Sarah Campion – Youth Panel Manager/Hockey Ireland Staff
I’m 23 years old from Dublin and am currently the communications officer in Hockey Ireland. I started playing hockey when I was in secondary school and have held many positions in my club Dublin North HC, from player to coach and working closely within the junior section the past few years. My aims for this panel is to help provide more for young people playing hockey and to give them a voice in how hockey is being shaped for the future. I also sit on the EHF Youth Panel as the marketing lead which gives youth a great voice in Europe.
Conor Beck – Chair
I’m 20 years old and Im from Clonlara, Co. Clare. I started hockey with Limerick Hockey Club when I was 7 years old and now I currently play for University College Cork Men’s Hockey Club. I joined the youth panel as chairperson as I am passionate about hockey in Ireland And I want to improve the game for all those involved whether it be in playing, umpiring or coaching. When I’m not playing hockey I enjoy sailing and hanging out with my friends.
Maria Doherty – Vice Chair.
I am from Ballymoney, Co Antrim. I am a PE teacher and studied at the Ulster University. I have been a member of Ballymoney Hockey Club since I was 7 years old. I have held various positions within the club and have been the Mini and Junior Coordinator for the last number of seasons. I am also the Social and Communications Officer. I have the position of Vice Chair of this committee. I have a very keen interest in developing youth hockey within my club, Ulster and Ireland. I hope that by sitting on this panel I can help to improve the opportunities for youth hockey within Ireland and promote the sport for all ages.
Chloe Jordan – General Representatives
I’m 20 years old from South Wales and am currently studying sport at Ulster University. I started playing hockey when I was 10 years old and since then I have been involved in all area of hockey. Through being on the youth panel I hope to help provide more opportunities for young people and to help them have a voice in what they want hockey to look like. In my free time, I also sit on the Hockey Wales YP and am vice- chair of the EHF YP. I wanted to be on the youth panel so I can use it as a platform to help influence the development of youth hockey, and for my own personal development.
Morgan Barnwell – Marketing
I’m 18 years old and I’m from Greystones Co.Wicklow – I’m currently playing for Monkstown Hockey Club. I started playing hockey when I was 8 for my primary school and loved it ever since then! When I’m not playing hockey I love to go sailing or surfing . Being on the Youth Panel I hope to engage more people in hockey and to make sure everyone’s having fun. I decided to join the panel to gain more experience in Marketing/Media and to meet new people.
I’m 29 years old and I’m from Lisburn N.Ireland – I’m currently the manager for Queens University Ladies and Ulster Under 16 Boys Hockey Squads. I started playing hockey when I was at primary school and have been involved both on and off the pitch since then. When I’m not managing or watching hockey, I love to go for walks and getting outdoors. Being on the Youth Panel I hope to encourage more people to get involved in all aspects of hockey and not just playing.
Aaron Donnell – Officiating Representative
I’m 19 years old, from Lisburn county Antrim. I play for Ballynhinch Hockey Club. I got in to hockey at age 8 on Saturday mornings at Saintfield HC, before moving to Ballynhinch HC at U11. With being on the youth panel I hope to help develop and give more opportunities to everyone in all aspects of hockey for all ages. When not at hockey I also Volunteer with St John Ambulance. With being on the youth panel I hope to gain new skills and meet new young people within hockey
I started playing hockey at the age of seven for Skerries Hockey Club and I’ve been hooked ever since. I am currently playing for Trinity College while still acting as a volunteer coach and umpire for Skerries Hockey Club. In my free time, I love to travel, surf and to hang out with friends. I joined the Youth Panel as I wanted to see and be a part of the behind the scenes of Hockey in Ireland while developing my management and leadership skills. I hope while on this panel to showcase and make hockey available and enjoyable for everyone.
I’m 18 and am from Skerries, Co. Dublin. I’ve just started playing with UCD but I’ve played with Skerries up until this season. I got into hockey when I started secondary school and loved it straight away! I’m really looking forward to working on this panel and hope to help make the game more accessible and enjoyable for young people. Outside of hockey, I love to go for runs and hang out with my friends.