Hot off the press, last night the Yorkshire Hockey Umpires Association held their AGM and awards evening. One of the awards is based on the feedback from their neutral umpires and goes to the club who have been the most hospitable over the course of the season.

I am delighted to say that this year we have won this award, named after a former long standing friend of Adel and ex-neutral umpire, John Herbert.  Whilst this is a whole club recognition, special thanks must go to those teams who have neutral umpires each week and make them welcome at Adel so well done to Katy and Paul from the ladies 1s along with the rest of the team and likewise Nathan and Ben from the Mens 1s.

I know we have enjoyed lots of success on the pitch this season but this award is especially pleasing in that its more about who we are as a club as opposed to results on the pitch.  It may also be a reflection of the much improved teas we now provide….