Richard - Hockey
Catering Services Team
"Having played hockey at school and university I gave it up when I got married and after about a 20 year gap started playing again in my mid 40s. Not only does it help keep me fit but playing as part of a sports team both on and off the pitch is hugely satisfying and a great release from the pressures of work. I enjoyed the club ethos so much and with some encouragement from my daughter I began coaching as well about 5 years ago and qualified as a level 2 coach. Seeing the children I coach enjoying playing hockey so much, improving their skills and some going on to to play at the highest level is hugely rewarding. I have also learnt a lot from my coaching and playing experience which helps me in my day job to understand the dynamics of a team and how to get the best out of each individual."