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Derek Forsyth

Hockey

Assistant High Performance Coach

Derek joined the full time coaching team in 2009. With over 25 years’ experience as a Performance Coach, Derek is currently Scotland's Head Coach of the senior men’s team. He previously has had two spells as the Scottish U21 Head Coach as well as being the senior men’s assistant coach.

Derek has also had two successful periods as the head coach of Kelburne Hockey Club 1st XI, who dominated the nation’s domestic scene both in the early 90s and more recently from 2004- 2017, the team also enjoyed success in Europe winning a number of European tournaments. Derek’s work will be largely focussed on the development of players, integrating the national team principles and concepts into daily coaching at the School of Sport. Derek has a SHU Level 3 Hockey Coaching qualification.

INTERNATIONAL
Scottish Hockey Senior Men’s Coach: 2012 – present
Scottish Hockey Assistant Senior Coach: 2007 - 2011
Scottish U21 Coach: 1991 – 1998; 2010 – 2011
Scottish Hockey Assistant U21 Coach: 2005 – 2007

CLUB
Kelburne 1st XI Men’s Coach: 1991 – 1998; 2004 – 2010
Clydesdale Western Ladies 1st XI: 2015 – present

Major International Events:
Euros U21: 1992, 1998, 2006, 2010
Junior World Cup: 1993
Euros Seniors: 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
World League Semi Finals: 2017
Commonwealth Games: 2010, 2014, 2018