Mr Clarke is Head of Year at Loughborough Grammar School where he has been coaching hockey for over 20 years. He played hockey regional at U18 and U21 level. As a coach, he has been awarded the Leicestershire and Rutland Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his hockey coaching at county level for boys and girls, Midlands girls U16 coach and for being a JRPC boys and girl’s coach. At a senior level he was Loughborough Town Elite Squad Head Coach from 2015 to 2019, and is currently a coach for Loughborough Carillion Hockey Club. He is a Level 2 hockey coach and has a range of other coaching qualifications in a number of different sports.