Bernie Cotton

Bernard James Cotton MBE (born 30 June 1948) is a field hockey coach and former player and captain. He won 73 caps for England and 54 for Great Britain, representing the country at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1] He went on to serve as Great Britain's assistant manager at the 1988 Summer Olympics, where the team won a gold medal, and as manager at the 1992 Summer Olympics, where they finished sixth.

Bernie Cotton
Personal information
Born (1948-06-30) 30 June 1948 (age 74)
Senior career
Years Team
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970-1978 England 73 (?)
1970-1978 Great Britain 54 (?)

Having gained a degree in Geography at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge,[2] he worked as a geography teacher at Bishop's Stortford College for six years in the late 1960s and 1970s. He then taught at Bedford School before returning to Bishop's Stortford College during the 1990s. He left the school to work as a performance director for the British Olympic Association, later becoming Performance Manager.[3] In 2009 he was appointed MBE for services to sports.[1]


  1. ^ a b Former England & GB International Bernie Cotton Awarded MBE Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine England Hockey
  2. ^ "Fitzwilliam College Honours Congratulations". Fitzwilliam College Facebook. 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  3. ^ Bernie boosts Britain in Beijing Harlow Star, 31 July 2008

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