CANTERBURY MENS HOCKEY CLUB
1st team 2018-19
Second season as captain Matt leads from the back. Will give his all for the team for a full 70 minutes .
Jack returns to the club after a year away finding himself in the South American wilderness. Versatile defence/midfielder.
Ex- Loughborough University "Beano" is a powerhouse in midfield and a short corner specialist.
Player-coach forward & former captain. 2nd season at the helm - looking for a promotion year. Nickname Linus.
Studying at Kent Uni, looking to improve on his first season in the Premier League last year. Nickname Paddy.
Australian goalkeeper "BJ" joins the club this season and brings a wealth of experience both out and indoor.
Hugo is currently looking to break into the squad, works hard always keen to learn.
Matt is another teenager looking to break into the first team, one to watch for the future.
"Hendo" has previous league experience with Cannock and joins after a year out of hockey.
Tom hails from Malta and is currently at Christchurch Uni. Hard working midfielder first season in the senior squad.
Josh currently making his mark with the 2's gaining experience and looking to progress into national league hockey.
Adam a solid defender and another youngster making his mark in the first team this season.
Will joins from Folkestone . A member of the U16 England squad, feisty forward looking to make his mark in senior hockey.
Charlie comes into the squad off the back of a year playing in Australia and previous experience with Brighton.
Teague comes in as our second overseas player and brings T&T international level experience. Exciting goalscoring prospect.
Nathan in his second year at Kent University studying Chemistry, growing in confidence this season and a great clubman.
Louis is another youngster, joining from Marden for the step up to national league. Another prospect for the future.
Spencer improves from year to year still only 19, is looking to break into the squad, great attitude, one for the future.
Has cemented his place in the first team this season, looking for him to push on and show us what he can do.
Current 1st Team Manager and occasional club goalkeeper, in second year as Manager, living the dream!!
No changes at the helm this year Head Player/coach Craig Boyne continues with a new squad and a new Challenge in the East Conference. Craig is again assisted by David Bunyan and skipper Matt Burton-Bowen and with a new league structure for next season we look to either win and compete for a place back in the premier League or a top 6 finish which will see us in the new Division 1 south next season.
Our playing squad is again changed from the previous season and a change in league rules means that we are now able to field two “overseas” players. We welcome new goalkeeper Berkley-John (BJ ) Bruton from Australia and Teague Marcano who currently studies at St Lawrence College and hails from Trinidad & Tobago. BJ brings a wealth of experience both indoor and out .. Teague will be showing us his silky skills and goal scoring prowess.
Returning to the club are former junior club members Toby Vaughan who has completed his degree at Bath University and Jack Balsdon who took a year out to travel the world and has now returned to work in the city and continue playing for the team where he started many years ago. We welcome James Henderson who heads up hockey at Sutton Valence School and Charlie Michael who joins from a year away in Australia, both have previous national league experience.
We welcome back Tom Bean, who despite many approaches from Premier League teams has stayed loyal to the club and is a key member of squad, Andrew Sutherland who, if he can stay clear of injury will be an important member and Harrison Smith who improves season on season.
We are blessed with a crop of talented youngsters who can be seen in our squad line up. They all have huge potential and we look forward to seeing them contribute to the team both on and off field this season.
We are grateful to St Edmunds School, Canterbury for their ongoing support as club and 1st team sponsors and for all those individual player sponsors whose help is invaluable.