Alyson Annan

Alyson Annan

National coach of the Dutch hockey ladies

The strength of this speaker
  • Leadership
  • Teamplayer
  • International

About Alyson Annan

Alyson Annan is currently known as coach of the Dutch Hockey ladies. As a hockey international she has played two hundred and twenty-eight times for the national team of Australia. The former player of the Australian team was named FIH World Player of the Year in 1998 and 2000. In 2014 she became the first female hockey coach to lead the men’s team in Amsterdam. In October 2015 she was appointed national coach of the Dutch women. Alyson Annan has once again been named best coach in the world among women. It is the third year in a row that she will receive this award.

Why Alyson Annan Book as a speaker ?

Hockey coach Alyson Annan available for lectures and presentations. As a coach she can tell you all about teambuilding, coaching, leadership and motivation. In addition, Alyson gives hockey clinics, where she likes to give you the tips and tricks you need to get started after the clinic.


Alyson Annan was born in Sydney. The Australian hockey star has an impressive career. She played for the Australian national team 228 times and scored no less than 166 times during this period. In 1998 and 2000 she was voted the best hockey player in the world.  With the Australian team she conquered gold during the Olympic Games of 1996 and 2000. She also became World Champion in 1994 and 1996. In 2000 she left for the Netherlands to play in The Hague at HC Klein Switzerland. Once in the Netherlands Annan quickly exchanged her career as an active player for training. Success was not lacking here either. With both the Amsterdam Ladies and Gentlemen 1 she won the national title. As assistant coach of Mark Lammers she participated with the Dutch Hockey ladies in the Olympic Games of Athens. In 2014 she became coach of the men of Amsterdam. This was a first because Annan became the first female coach in a men's team. Later, she exchanged the men for the Dutch women's team, with which she participated in the Olympic Games of Rio in 2016. During a blood-curdling final, after shoot-outs, she lost to Great Britain. A year later at the European Championships in the Netherlands, Alyson and the hockey ladies became European Champions by winning from Belgium. Alyson is now working with her talented group towards the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

An impression of this speaker


  • European champion as national coach Dutch hockey ladies 2017
  • Twice Gold at the Olympics 1996 and 2000
  • Best hockey star in the world 1998 and 2000

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