Meet The Committee

Emma Gillett

AKA “The Gaffa”

Emma became chair at the club at the beginning of 2018. She is committed to ensuring our club values are observed and displayed at every level, from Juniors upwards, both on and off the pitch. Emma is passionate about hockey and is a massive advocate of the role a club like ours plays in the community. 

A training consultant with her own business, who looks to use these knowledge and skills to manage the running of the club. 

She has been involved with the club since it was founded in 2013 and is also our Ladies 1st team captain.

Tony Brennan

Men’s Club Captain 

AKA “Mr Wootton Wanderers”

After passing the baton to Emma, Tony has taken on a new role this season as Men’s club Captain, he oversees the smooth running of the men’s section of the club and is the go-to guy for any on or off the pitch issues that the male members of the club may have.

Steph Brennan

Ladies Club Captain

Returning to Northamptonshire after a 8 year break to join her dad and sister at Wootton Wanderers.


Steph has taken on the club captain role to support the ladies section in their development.

Sally Knights

Treasurer & Fundraising Secretary

Sally is in her second year as club Treasurer and she’s also the Club fund raising Secretary which are both pivotal roles within the Club.


Sally is the Boss lady of our Club sponsor; Albion Sales & Lettings . With her great organisational skills, business acumen and as a trusted & respected local business owner, she is the perfect fit. 

Michelle Barnes

Club Secretary

Michelle joined WWHC in 2018 after a very long break from hockey and was part of the Ladies 2's team who won the league that season which was amazing.


She has been Secretary for the club since 2019 more recently taken on the role as Covid Officer ensuring that as a club we adhere to England Hockey guidance in keeping our members safe.

Outside hockey she enjoys hockey, hockey and more hockey.

Chloe Weir

Communications Manager

Chloe ensures that all important club information is communicated to our members and that club events & socials are promoted on social media platforms. Chloe is also our ladies 2’s captain.

Cameron Nixson-Engel

Junior Development Manager

Cameron joined Wootton Wanderers in 2018 after relocating to Northampton. He has previously played, captained, umpired and coached various teams before joining Wootton.


Cameron will also be taking over as the Men’s 1st Team Captain this year and is looking forward to combining these roles to push the club forward.

John Easton

Kit Manager

If you need a new shirt or socks, John is the man to see! 

Nick Crawford

Web Manager

Nick is serving his second year on the committee and (please be kind) the guy responsible for creating this new website. A marketing professional by day as Owner of Twist Consultancy, we are very lucky to have him on board. Nicks wife Rachel is a regular Ladies 1’s player.

Should you have any feedback on the website please do get in contact on:

Darren Thorpe

Club Development Manager

Darren has been a member of the club since its inception and is now in his second stint on the committee having previously been Men’s club captain. Retirement is not far away, but until then you will find him either playing on a weekend or at work running his company Beanworks, which just seems to involve drinking a lot of coffee!

Annabel Green

Social Secretary

Annabel is new to the Committee for 2020 and has been drafted in to organise the Club’s Social events.  In these challenging times we are experiencing, these events have not been possible but the hope is to set up a fun and varied Calendar moving forward when it is safe to do so based on Government advice.


Annabel has lived in Wootton for nearly 15 years now and has previously been involved with the organisation of various local events including the  Wootton “Walk in the Park”, which always proved popular and a success for the local community.


Watch this space for forthcoming events!

Frankie Warren

Membership Manager

Intro to follow.

Sarah Birch

Welfare Officer

Started with the club when it was born, used to be a striker, now goalie for L3s. Just love hanging around in goals.

Could this be you?

Fixture & Umpire Manager

This vital committee role is currently vacant. If you would like to find out more about what's required and what ti's like to be part of the committee, please contact the Club Sectary.