I joined Adel in 2015, new to Leeds and new to Hockey and haven’t looked back since. I joined originally in the 4th team and progressed into the 3’s, sporadically appearing for the 2s over the last 2 seasons before taking Sam Jackson’s starting spot as a season highlight last year cheers Holford! Adel has become more than just a hockey club to me and I am incredibly proud to be a member of such a great club. I was going to say it has become a 2nd home but I think I spend far more time at AWMA than my house. Entering my 4th season it has been incredible to see the growth of the club on and off the pitch with successful mixed tours to Wakey and Blackpool a real look-forward to event in the calendar. I have loved watching the growing number of supporters staying to watch games from across the sections last season and know from playing how much it is appreciated and what a difference it can make to a sides performance to have a few Adel fans on the side line.

Thanks to some great new arrivals over the summer, the improvement of Adel members young and old, and a fantastic influx of juniors (courtesy of Pam, Simon, Greg, Bingham and the rest of the junior coaches) I am looking forward to watching (and hopefully playing…) some great hockey, achieving more promotions and enjoying some memorable and regrettable nights in the club house celebrating more Adel success.