The Strength and Depth of the Club
BUCS Northern 3B
New leadership for the 3’s this year under Joel ‘Boris’ Haslam has given them a boost of confidence and they are looking to upset the 2’s in the season ahead.
Click the above team photo to follow the teams season on the BUCS website…
This season is the second season for the 3rd XI merge with LHC. Players will be encouraged to play for Leeds Hockey Club on a Saturday and will be playing in the same league that they were in as a Uni side on a Saturday.
The 3rd XI have a week off this week before facing joint bottom of the league next week. Match report from next week will be available Thursday 20th November…
Season Preview 2014/15
The upcoming season for the 3rd XI will be both a challenging and an exciting one. With a host of new players both Saturday and Wednesday leagues will produce an interesting season for the boys. Last year saw us retain our place in our Wednesday BUCS league after some tough fixtures; I’d like to see us push for promotion this season and build on the work of last year’s team. Again in our Saturday Yorkshire league, given our recent relegation and a really difficult year for the 3s, I think the whole team will agree with me in the fact that we really should be aiming higher and trying to achieve more this season. This will come from more intense training and a better team effort on a Saturday.
On the social side, the 3s had one of the biggest regular turnouts on Wednesdays and really gelled as a team. I was proud to be a member of the 3rd XI and I hope the new crop of players will produce an even better environment within the club. I’d like to thank you to our outgoing leader and Captain, Andrew ‘Smelly’ Spencer. He was a great example to the whole team both on and off the pitch and we hope he has every success in his year abroad in Switzerland. The same goes to the rest of the leaving legends; Matt Claisse, Joe Dickson, Ed Sykes and Xander Cullum; we hope they and the other Alums’ can make it back for Alumni Weekend. Lastly, thanks to all the guys who voted me in as Captain of the 3s this year, I hope to do you proud and help make LUUMHC one of the best clubs on campus. Cheers!
Matt ‘Caveman’ Shock