Message from Club Head Coach Gyorgy (George) Dragomir
On behalf of the entire Coaching Staff, welcome back to the new season of Hounds Hockey!
First of all I would like to say a big "THANK YOU” to all of our players, parents, coaches, managers and volunteers, for the great 2015-2016 season. I’m very proud of all our accomplishments and the hard work that paid off. Well done everyone !!!
Last season marked an end of a great era for The Haringey Hounds.
I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to our long-time Chairperson Liz - who stepped down at the end of last season - for all the contribution, hard work and dedication which directed our club through some uneasy waters and helped us to become the great club we are now.
Thank you so much for all your tireless work!!!
I’ll use this opportunity to welcome our new Chairperson, Angela, wish her the best in her new role and assure her of my full support and commitment to continuous development of our club.
In the upcoming season, while we still aim to keep the main objective of our club as being the development of hockey among youth in a fun and safe environment, we would like to take steps in order to become more competitive club across all age groups and teams, raising the standard of our players and coaching staff.
I’m please to confirm that in addition to our regular teams’ activities, we intend to develop connection and establish partnerships with multiple foreign junior clubs in order to allow our players to get exposed to different ice hockey approaches and styles, meet new people and make new friends, expand our knowledge base, experience competitions against unfamiliar hockey systems and benefit from learning different development models.
Further, we will be instilling internal healthy competition in the club by introducing skills testing that will run several times a season. This will provide further motivation to players to improve, enable tangible measurement of each player technical skills level, measure development and keep the record of all our players’ statistics and ranking inside the teams.
I wish you all good luck in the new season and LET’S GO HOUNDS!!!
George started his hockey career in Romania and played at junior and senior levels in his home country and in Hungary , winning several national titles with his teams in the senior level and was selected to play for the Romanian national team for multiple IIHF competitions.
After obtaining his coaching qualifications George coached junior and senior teams in Hungary up to the national level. He started up a junior club and is affiliated as a players' scout with multiple organisations in USA,Sweden and Finland. In 2012-13 George acted as the head coach of Slough Phantoms, the English Women's Premier League team and worked with Steve Nell, manager of OHA and Swindon Ice hockey club, running their try outs.
George is highly motivated,experienced,enthusiastic and dedicated ice hockey coach, and he is also an expert in personal physical development.
To find more about George, see his website http://www.drago.org.uk/pages/aboutus.html