Woodhouse Sports Academy started when Tristram (Trid) Woodhouse turned his passion for playing sports to coaching. Trid believes in passing on the valuable lessons he’s learned over the years to juniors to enable them to accelerate their development in a fun and inspiring atmosphere.ittle more about you.

Coach Profiles


Tristram Woodhouse
Head Coach

Tristram “Trid” Woodhouse started his hockey career at the age of 10 playing at Claremont Collegians (Westside Wolves). He eventually moved to UWA Hockey Club and since then has played 263 games, scored a record 302 goals and won five premierships as part of the Classic League Team.

Trid played for the Perth Thundersticks between 1999 and 2006, scoring 52 goals and winning three gold medals and three silver medals – having reached the grand final every year.

Selection into the Australian National team came at the ripe age of 28. In 2003, he debuted for Australia against the Netherlands in Canberra and went on to win silver at the 2003 Champions Trophy and gold at the 2004 Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. His has 21 international caps and he has scored 7 goals for Australia.


Passionate about the game, Trid turned to coaching in 2004, with the aim of developing juniors and taking elite coaching to grass roots.


He has built upon his coaching skills over the past five years working with juniors and elite players alike. His experience includes coaching the UWA Women’s 1st Team, specialty coaching sessions with the WAIS Diamonds, and he has even been to Japan to work with the Japanese Women’s National Team (and is returning again this year).


More recently, Trid was appointed by Wimbledon Hockey Club (UK) as Director of Hockey, leading the Men’s 1st Team to two league promotions in consecutive years. In addition, he is responsible for implementing a new junior development plan to create player pathways for the future.



David "Blades" Viner
Development Coach

Blades is a certified Level 4 coach and has recently returned to Perth after coaching in Belgium and France for the last three years. He was a club coaching director in the Belgian Honour Division and was also the Belgian national U16 boys head coach for the 2012 European U16 Championships (runners up).

He has coached as a part time assistant in overseas tournaments with the Australian Junior men recently and also the Hockeyroos. He has also been assistant coach with the WA Thunderstaicks three times including the successful 2009 AHL championship team.Blades is a multiple premiership coach in the WA men’s first division and has a long playing career in WA.

Dave Viner has just commenced coaching with Woodhouse Sports Academy and brings with his vast experience and knowledge, a passion for coaching hockey always with the objective to get the very best out of all players from elite to junior level.

James Richardson
Goal Keeper Coach
Fay "Nashy" Nash
Development Coach
Jacq Morgan
Development Coach
Shaun "Razor" Ray
Development Coach
Todd McCabe
Development Coach