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!!
With Coach Craig Boyne and Captain Matt Burton-Bowen at the helm again this year we are hoping for a successful year in which we can push for promotion.
We start this year with a new Head Player/coach Craig Boyne. Craig is again assisted by David Bunyan and new team skipper Matt Burton-Bowen.
Our playing squad, as with most seasons, sees a number of last year’s squad, for various reasons, moving away from the club however we are pleased to welcome back Craig, new skipper Matt Burton-Bowen, James Oates, Max Liebenschutz-Jones, Harry Roberts, Sam Barrett and Andrew Sutherland. We also look forward to seeing Tom “Beano” Bean back with us later in the year.
A Number of former Junior Canterbury players have re-joined us. Conor Annand , Tom Moore, Luke Smithard and Connor Poulain will know their way around Polo Farm and we also have a number of new players to the club (and country).
Michal Nowakowski a former Poland international and penalty corner specialist joins at the heart of the defence, German twins and UKC students Daniel and Christian Schellinger join from Münchner SC. Adam Price joins us from Hertfordshire via Sheffield Hallam Uni and Goalkeeper Nathan Redman also a Student at UKC arrives from Preston. Finally we welcome Nathan McGuire from Australian club Greensborough
The squad is completed with a number of Canterbury juniors who are looking stake a claim for a place in the team with Harrison Smith, Paddy Brookson, Hugo Creaney-Birch, Mike Eastman and Jamie Tritton amongst them.
Once again we start the new season with a new team, Sevenoaks will provide another local derby and with pre-season complete we are looking forward to the season and the challenges ahead.
We are grateful to St Edmunds School, Canterbury for their ongoing support as club and 1st team sponsors.