Abi Mendonca

Director and Coach

Abi Mendonca is the Owner and Director of A&C Field Hockey Academy. Abi is one of the most experienced coaches for girl’s and women’s field hockey in Ontario. She has been a gold and silver medalist numerous times throughout her playing career and has extensive experience coaching athletes from beginner to elite levels, in both indoor and outdoor field hockey.


Abi is authentic and truly passionate about helping to develop the sport of field hockey in Canada through the programmes she runs through her Academy. Her defining characteristics  include honesty, respect, integrity, persistence, and kindness. She shares these qualities through her presence and imparts them naturally to athletes and parents with whom she works and interacts.

We invite you to view some of her coaching and playing experience below:

  • Assistant Coach & Defence Specialist, University of New Brunswick, 1995-2000
  • Atlantic Conference Champions, 1995-2000
  • Head Coach/Camp Director Summer Camp University of Maine, 1998-2000
  • Head Coach Summer Camp Harvard University, 1998-2000
  • Holy Cross Summer Camps, 1999
  • University of Connecticut Camps, 1999-2000
  • Providence University Summer Camp, 1999-2000
  • Brown University Summer Camp, 2000
  • Assistant Coach for 6 years at the University of New Brunswick
  • Competed at University Of Toronto from 1988-1992 Second Team OUA All Star
  • CIAU (now CIS) Gold Medalist 1988


Ontario/Provincial/High Performance:
  • Ontario Winter Games, Silver Medalist, Muskokas, March 2010
  • U-18 Development Team, Assistant Coach, 2009
  • Ontario Summer Games, Head Coach, Silver Medalist, 2008
  • Canada Games, Assistant Coach, Silver Medalist, 1997
  • U-21 Co-Coach, Gold Medalist, 1998
  • Four Nations Observation Coach representing Ontario, 1998
  • U-18 Co-Coach, Gold Medalist, 1997
  • U-18 Co-coach, Gold Medalist, 1996
  • Assistant Coach Senior and U-21, 1993-1995
  • Provincial Indoor and Outdoor Assistant Coach, 1993-1998
  • Competed as a provincial athlete from age 13-26 years


Club Hockey:
  • Silver Medalists, Ontario Winter Games, MFHC Coach U-14, 2010
  • MFHC Indoor U-14, Philadelphia tournament, 2010
  • Coached Titans Club Indoor Season U-18, 2005
  • Coached GOA Ladies, 1993-2000
  • Played club hockey for 25 plus years


…still passionate about coaching and playing field hockey