Podcast Interviews

Kelly Fillingham (Scottish Hockey): Right Player, Right Time, Right Opportunity – The Brave Academy.

Kelly Fillingham is a Performance Coach and Coach Developer. She is currently employed by Scottish Hockey as the West Regional Development Manager and the Head of Scottish Hockey Girls Emerging Talent Squad, as well as leading on the BRAVE Academy Program. She is also the Director of 360 Hockey.

In this episode Kelly discusses:

  • Her hockey career, playing in the UK and USA and being a “student of coaches”.
  • Embracing new challenges coaching in England’s talent system, as well as Scottish Masters League.
  • How Scottish Hockey entered a “Reset phase” and the opportunity to do things differently.
  • How this lead to the Brave Academy and the idea of Emerging & Aspiring Squads.
  • The player numbers, regional centres, education plan and future expansion.

You can listen to the episode in full here.

You can follow Kelly on Twitter via: @Twiddle81 and the Brave Academy via @ScottishHockey and the website www.scotttish-hockey.org.uk .

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