Coaching, Umpiring and Player Workshops

West Coast Hockey have organised two of Canterbury’s finest to run three Enhancement Workshops in the umpire, coaching, and player spaces. 


  • Saturday 12th March
  • Coaching Workshop: 10am-1pm
  • Umpire Workshop: 1pm-3pm
  • Ages 9-14 Player Workshop: 2pm-3pm
  • Over 15/Premier Grade Workshop: 3pm-4pm

Taking the Coaching and Player workshops is none other than coach of the NZ Presidents Mens XI/Canterbury Beavers/Hornby Vipers/St Margarets teams, Sunjay Ganda. Sunjay is a hugely accomplished coach, winning medals all over the country. Most notably winning 4 National championships with the Canterbury Beavers, a silver medal at the FIH Pacific Cup with the NZ Presidents XI, and 3 Federation Cup bronze medals with St Margarets. After speaking with Sunjay, he said “What I enjoy the most about coaching is the opportunity to work with people from all different backgrounds and the ability to help them learn and develop as a player and a person.”

Presenting the umpiring workshop is international umpire Rachel Murphy. Rachel has been umpiring National tournaments since 2009. She was appointed to the Oceania Cup in 2017 and umpired the Under 21 tri-nations in Canberra. Some other high profile tournaments Rachel has umpired are 4 National Under 21 tournaments, 2 NHLs, and was in last year’s Premier League. When interviewing Rachel, she stated “I love that I have made some awesome friends and had the chance to umpire all over New Zealand and Australia.” 

To register for any of these Enhancement Workshops, please use the THIS LINK to complete the registration form.

WCHA encourage you to register for more than one. The content provided will be well worth it!

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest, please email Michael Cook at