For those of you who don’t already know me, I am starting out in my third season as chairman of the club having first joined Adel back in 1986 when I came to Leeds after completing University.  Since then I have played in most of the mens teams (1sts to 8ths), coached the junior teams, umpired most sides at least once and seen both of my children progress through from under 10s to the senior teams at Adel but more importantly I have made many friends along the way.  My playing days are now behind me and you will usually find me umpiring at Adel on a Saturday or cheering on our home teams from the sidelines.  Throughout all this time I can safely say that Adel is one of the friendliest clubs in the country and we pride ourselves on offering hockey for everyone as well as giving all of our opponents a warm welcome to our club (although this hopefully does not extend to giving them 3 points as well).