First Grade Coach – Mens

Richard Sharp

As Head Coach, Men’s 1st Grade Richard Sharp (Sharpy) runs the club’s elite men’s program with the aim of bringing the club success in Sydney’s top flight competition, the Sydney Premier League. With more than 20 years coaching experience Sharpy is arguably one of the top coaches in the state having coached NSW representative sides to numerous underage national championships and more recently as part of the team that led NSW to the U21 Australian Championship.

He is an astute tactician and a fantastic motivator who brings to the club both a passion for attacking team hockey and a strong emphasis on individual player development. Since taking the Head Coach role at Ryde in 2014 Sharpy has already achieved considerable success leading the club to a second place finish in the Sydney Premier League, while no fewer than 4 of our 1st team squad have gone on to represent Australian under his tutelage.