About Nicky Thompson

Nick’s coaching and playing history is exceptional. His International career spanned ten years, during which time he received 196 caps for England and Great Britain, scoring 56 goals. As a young player, Nick was involved in the Seoul Olympic training squad– gaining invaluable experience training alongside the players that went on to win the Gold medal.

Nick had huge success as both a player and a coach at Old Loughtonian’s, his club of 21 years. The team won three National Indoor Titles and three European Indoor medals. He also won the National Premier League with Cannock Hockey Club in 2004 and became the all-time National League Goal Scorer in 2010, with a staggering 280 goals.

Having enjoyed coaching the U21 England Squad (2006-2008) and assisting the preparation of the GB Goalkeepers for the Beijing Olympics, Nick is now firmly concentrating on his coaching.  Developing and motivating players for the future is his priority. In 2010 Nick moved to Cambridge City Hockey Club and achieved National League status in his second season. He is passionate about developing the young players at the club and keeps a close eye on their progress. He won the U18 Boys National Title in 2015 at the first time of entering and this season is also coaching the Girls U14s.

Nick says hockey has changed his life in many ways. He had never left his home town of Hackney when he was growing up until he started playing hockey at school, aged 14. The game has given him opportunities to travel, to meet people and, importantly, to appreciate that sport is so much more than just performing on the field.

  • 196 England and GB Caps
  • 56 International Goals
  • Olympian
  • 3 World Cups
  • 3 European Championships
  • European Silver and Bronze Medallist
  • England Indoor
  • National Premier League Winner
  • European Club Silver Medallist
  • European Indoor Silver and Bronze Medallist
  • England U21 Assistant Coach

Attack

Vision

85%

Skill

82%

Goal Scoring

92%

Passing

84%

Defence

Positioning

78%

Tackling

90%

Communication

85%

Physical

Speed

90%

Endurance

72%

Agility

88%

Core Strength

85%

Other

Teamwork

85%

Resilience

90%