Bobby Crutchley

Robert 'Bobby' Crutchley (born 24 May 1970 on the Wirral Peninsula) is a male English field hockey coach & former player.

Bobby Crutchley
Personal information
Born (1970-05-24) 24 May 1970 (age 50)
Wirral Peninsula, North West England
SportField Hockey
Canberra Lakers
Cernusco, Milan
Team Bath Buccaneers

Hockey careerEdit

Crutchley represented England and Great Britain, winning 80 international caps. He played for England at the 1994 Men's Hockey World Cup and at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, where he won a bronze medal in the men's hockey.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

He was Assistant Coach for the England & Great Britain men's teams from 2005-2012 and Head Coach from 2013-2018. During this time he coached at 3 Olympic Games, 3 World Cups, 7 European Championships and 4 Commonwealth Games.[2][3]


He was appointed Performance Coach Developer at British Gymnastics in 2018.[4]


  1. ^ "1998 Athletes". Team England.
  2. ^ "Meet the hockey squads heading to Rio 2016!". Team GB. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Bobby Crutchley quits England Hockey men's coaching role". The Hockey Paper.
  4. ^ "Bobby Crutchley appointed Performance Coach Developer". British Gymnastics.