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Wychwood Ladies Committee

The Committee Team


Paula Bonham-Samuels


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Catherine Forteath

Vice Chair

Catherin started playing hockey at the age of 14 at Henry Box School and then joined Wychwood L.H.C when she was 17. She has always played an active part in the running and development of the club having acted as Chairperson between May 2016 and May 2022. As vice chair it is her job to support the chairperson in running the club. Her passion is for all ages and abilities to be able to enjoy the wonderful game of hockey at our club!


Rachel Manners


Rachel joined the club over 25 years ago following in her mother's footsteps. Having watched her mum play for the club (and still plays) in her younger years she was keen to join as soon as she turned 13 and have been actively involved ever since as a general committee member, Vice-Captain and currently as the club Secretary. It is her role to take the minutes of the committee meetings and keep everyone in the club up to date with all of the goings on by the committee.

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Josie Hemmings

Treasurer & Fixtures Secretary

Josie has been a member of Wychwood LHC since 2020 after relocating to the area. With a passion for numbers she offered her skills as treasurer this season and is looking forward to taking on the role. It’s her job to ensure that the clubs accounts are maintained and balance, along with collecting member fees and making all club payments. She is also responsible for ensuring all of our pitches are booked for fixtures and training.

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Fraser Barnard

Head Coach

As a member of Witney mens 1's, Fraser is well equipped to deliver high quality coaching sessions for both our ladies 1's and 2's. His passion for the sport and challenging practises has allowed our members to challenge themselves and reach new heights in their playing abilities. 

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Jacob Deacon

Assistant Coach

Jacob joined forces with Fraser to assist coaching our club. Yet another hockey enthusiast as a member of the Witney mens, we are excited to have his input to help our members develop their skills further.

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Bernice Flack

Welfare Officer

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Lauren Such

1st Team Captain

watch this space....

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Talitha Johnson

2nd Team Captain 

Talitha, AKA T, has been part of the club since 2019. Keen to get back into hockey since leaving school, she was thrilled to find a club so friendly and welcome.

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Lizzie and Emma

Development Officers and New Players 

As development officers it is their aim to continue to seek ways to help our club and its members to grow and flourish. 

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Aryn Deasy

U18 Rep

Aryn has been playing for Wychwood LHC since 2021 and loves the supportive and welcoming environment found here. She is keen to be a more active member and learn about the running of the club.  She has been voted in to assist Yasmin to help captain the second team this season so what better way to get stuck in.


Courtney Smith

Covid Officer

It only took Courtney a few seasons of playing to realise she wanted to take more of an active role within the club. She first took on running the monthly Wychwood Lottery, this was quickly followed by second team vice captain, captain and our Covid officer on the committee. Within these roles, Courtney hopes to lead by example and develop a warm and safe environment within our club. 

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Our Presidents and Vice Presidents

Wychwood Ladies Hockey Club is headed by a President and Vice Presidents who are former players or people who have significantly contributed to the club.

Presidents and Vice Presidents are offered honorary membership of the club including voting rights. They are also invited to matches and teas at The White Hart on a Saturday when they can also watch current teams play and catch up with old friends.

President - Paula Crowther

Having been a player for the club since 1973, Paula has had an ongoing involvement in the club since retiring from playing. During her time as a player, Paula was one of the longest reigning Captains of the ladies 1s and helped the ladies to achieve promotion. As a natural leader and stalwart defender it was a sad day when she decided to retire from playing but we are thrilled to have her as our club President. 

Vice Presidents

Anne Dobson and Helen Saunders have been active members of the club since its early days. They have taken on many roles in the club between them from captain to vice-captain and various committee member roles. Although they have all now retired from playing they all keep a close eye on the club and volunteer as and when its needed.


Mary Pimm has been an active volunteer for the past 45 years and is responsible for producing three generations of hockey players for Wychwood Ladies Hockey Club. When Mary's daughter joined the club 45 years ago she took on the role of washing the players kit every Saturday after each game and maintained this role for many years. Now an avid supporter she loves to hear of the clubs progress.

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