We were born in 2012. Conceived in Cheltenham by one individual’s passion for Hockey and Sport. With over 10 years playing experience at the top levels, Matthew Fairburn represented England at Junior level and a number of National League Clubs, it was time to share that love of Hockey to children.
Our aim, then as now, was to inspire youngsters, with highly qualified and experienced coaches, and to involve Junior Internationals to show younger players what’s achievable.
And here we are some 9 years later, still inspiring ever changing to meet tomorrow’s challenges. We’ve evolved, we’ve grown, children have come and gone, we continue to deliver Hockey Camps for 7 years up to the budding 15 year old international to be.
Founder and Head Coach
Years - Official coaching agency
with England Hockey
Goals & Dreams realised
We run three amazing camps, these are the Developer, Performance and Elite.
Each camp allows players to flourish in the right environment. Always delivered by amazingly talented Coaches and Players.
Find out more, on what would suit your child.
We are very excited to be working with Y1, their reputation as a leading equipment manufacturer can only help the players that attend our Camps and Courses.
If you have any questions about kit, or are looking to make a purchase please speak to us at GoCrea8, and we can organise your stick or accessories.
Visit the Y1 Hockey Website.
GB & Olympians
We pride ourselves on delivering courses with some of the World's best players and coaches.
We have strong links with Lily Owsley, Olympic Gold, Giselle Ansley, Olympic Gold, Oli Willars and Chris Griffiths GB Men. Along with a string of talented Hockey Professionals, and Junior Internationals that support Gocrea8.
"It is clear that Matt and Gocrea8 have something special. A proven and passionate approach to developing the players they coach"
Clinics, Small Groups & Masterclasses
We know that parents and players often like to work in smaller groups, that are very focused and to have clear and achieveable goals.
Work with likeminded individuals that are keen to improve their hockey game, their skill level and technique.
1-2-1 Sessions & Project 8
Working in a 1-2-1 environment is an extremely fun and effective way of taking your hockey forward to the next level.
If you haven't worked in this way, you will be delighted with the results, building a great relationship with a coach that understands youir needs and puts you central to the learning and outcomes.