Gloucester City Performance Department

The 20/21 Season see’s the clubs first ever performance department following the appointment of our Director of Performance, Nick Lane.

What is Performance?

This department comes with the vision to build upon player development and welfare, supporting every player achieve their goals, whether this be climbing the ladder towards the international arena or being the best version of themselves playing the sport they love week in week out under the Gloucester City banner.

Meat the Team

Performance Department  

Director of Performance 



You’ll see Nick within all areas of the club, overseeing the development of the ladies, mens, juniors players and coaching staff alongside spear heading the perfomance department. In the background Nick is working closely with the committee and key members of the club on the long term vision, to keep the club building upon its success.

As a player or parent, please feel free to come over and say hello any time.



Medical Department

The 20/21 season see’s the implementation of our first ever medical department at the club. We’re working through a journey which will see this department expand over the upcoming season, from opening our very own injury clinic, pitch side cover to club resource


Strength & Conditioning



By bringing in S&C processes we look to support the physical development of players, to not only support on field performance, but build robustness throughout the club. We’re working to empower players and coaches with the knowledge to support their physical development.

A big focus to the S&C provisions this season will be working on reducing the injury rates of hockey associated injuries throughout the club.


Sports Nutrition

Ben Allsopp has joined this season to provide an educational framework for all things nutrition. You’ll see regular resources being created throughout the season, from infographics to pdf resources around the hot topics, such as game day nutrition and recipe ideas.


Club Resources

Facebook Performance Page

We’re utilising the free social media platform of Facebook to create a private community for all our members. Here you can informally ask questions to the community / performance staff, with regular hockey specific knowledge bombs, from sport performance, mobility, injury prevention, nutrition and much more.

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Want to keep up to date with the GCHC performance department?

To keep up to date with what’s going on behind the scenes, we will be posting on the club LinkedIn page :

We’ll also be using Instagram

And of course, make sure you’re signed up for the club newsletter!