Words by Tom Bradbury, Mixed Hockey Captain.
2019 was an exciting year for Reading’s Mixed Hockey team.
Finishing second in the league was a major highlight for the club, with some exceptional performances against Warwick and Oxford Brookes. Being the lowest cost hockey club on campus and with training on Wednesday and Friday evenings alongside relaxing at Park Bar, there’s something for everyone.
This year we’ve attended Warwick Tour where we competed and socialised with other universities and still have summer tour to look forward to in June.
Although I am relatively new to the club (and am still learning all the drinking rules) it has already become a huge part of my social life. For me, what makes Mixed Hockey stand out from the rest is its open friendliness towards everyone of any ability.
We support all abilities and train everyone. Some come just for the social side whereas others come to get better at playing hockey from which they are then able to play in competitive matches against other universities.
I joined as I wanted to do both and am now Mixed Hockey’s captain – this shows just how easy it is to become heavily integrated within the club.
We’re always looking for new members so if you’re looking to learn a new sport, get better at an old one or just increase your social life, I’d love to hear from you at email@example.com.