Since joining Oxford Brookes 3rd XI I have been able to be part of a team that has become increasingly stronger as well as individuals slowly coming out of their shell and improving their hockey skills. I am honoured to now be taking over the Oxford Brookes 3rd XI for the 2017/18 season in place of the great Jack Gleeson. Over the years we have always fallen a place short of promotion however with a team that has played with each other, in some cases 2 seasons we look to finally reach that first place in the league, which will subsequently bring the promotion. The team is very capable and has always shown this. I am also looking forward to welcoming the new freshers into Brookes hockey, who will not only boost our teams but add to the positive spirit and comradery that Brookes Hockey offers. Here’s to an excellent 2017/18 season for the club.