First Grade Coach – Womens

Meet Our 1st Grade Coaching Team

Gina Rees – Head Coach

Head Coach, Gina Rees has previously worked as Assistant Coach for our Women’s Premiership winning 1st Grade side during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, as well as Ryde Hockey Director of Coaching across the Women’s club in 2017.

Outside of Ryde, Gina has coaching experience with HNSW as the Game Development Manager for hockey and interim High Performance Manager. She has worked as AHL Arrows manager and both U13 and U15 state team coach. Gina currently works with the Australian Rugby 7s teams as Player Development Manager.

Amauri Ama – Assistant Coach 

Gina is supported in her role as Head Couch by Amauri Amat (Muz). A proud member of Ryde Hockey Club for the last 14 seasons, Muz has experience coaching a number of Ryde Women’s teams, including previously being Assistant coach during the 2013-2015 season. Muz has also worked in coaching roles with NWSHA U15 and NWSHA U18B girls rep sides. A keen hockey player, Muz is a member of Ryde’s Men’s and Masters teams and a current member of the Australian O50’s side.

Kirsty O’Sullivan – Video Analysis

In 2018 Kirsty O’Sullivan also joins the 1st Grade coaching staff video analysis assistant. Kirsty works with the Australian Women’s 7s as the video analyst and has experience with Hockey through her internship with NSWIS. Kirsty also plays with Ryde Women’s and is a speedy striker.