When did you start playing Hockey?
I started playing when I was 14 at Pensby School – I was a late starter.
The facilities were not great we had to practice on the School yard.
We did manage to beat Caldy though on their pitch – had to get that in!
Who have you played for?
Cheshire U18, South Wirral and Neston/South Wirral
What Positions have you played?
I was hoping this question wouldn’t come up…
Left wing, Right Wing, Inside left, Inside right, Centre Half/Mid, Left half, Right Half and Centre Back……..ZZZZZ….I reckon my best position is left half (as I am left handed) but never get to play there!
What book are you reading at the moment?
Just finished Spy Catcher….it came out 20 years ago! .Just started The Rule of Four.
What is your favourite film?
Difficult question as I am a film buff. If pressed I would say the original Star Wars following by Gladiator and The Usual Suspects.
What position do you play at the moment?
Centre Half/Mid I think it’s a defensive destroyer role!
Who is the best player you have played with or against?
The best I have played against was Bobby Crutchley I was 18 at the time and couldn’t get near him. I was supposed to be marking him and failed miserably.
The best I have played with is Tony Pickthall, always involved in a game, great passer of the ball and knitted defence and attack together well, couldn’t tackle though!!! Would also have to mention from my South Wirral days Pete Betts, a goal machine.
Top Tip, in Hockey ?
Think about it!
Philosophy of life ?
Try hard and don’t give up!
What other sports played?
Football, used to play Badminton and Tennis but no time these days.
What Music do you like?
Varied tastes really Pink Floyd, Killers, Kasabian, The Police, JK.
What are your duties going to be as Club Captain ?
Phew were to start. Simplistically to help all the sides in anyway I can and try to pick up were Tim left off.
What does your other half do when your playing hockey?
Tries to keep my two children entertained which is a tough job!
Who would you want in a fight on your side, and why, from NSWHC.
Definitely Rob Young, preferably standing behind him on 16’s!.
Future for NSWHC ?
I think we are making good progress and I am confident that we can keep improving as a club in all areas.
The Astro pitch at the club is a must for many reasons and
I reckon that will happen. I will say that the Junior section is fantastic and I am sure this will bear fruit in the senior sides.