In this week’s Spotlight On… we’re getting to know our Women’s Hockey club a little bit better!
This year, our Manchester and Cheshire based women’s hockey clubs have combined to create a 75-strong club and a force to be reckoned with in the BUCS Northern 3A. The team closed the first half of the season completely unbeaten, with an impressive 45 goal difference already.
With promotion well within their reaches, we spoke to club co-chair, Sophie Binder, to find out a little bit more about the club.
What’s the best part about being in your sports club?
“The sense of community that we have. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and it is a great place to meet lifelong friends, as well as staying active throughout your time at university.”
How did your club do last year on and off the pitch?
“Our club did great last year with the women’s 1st team finishing in a solid position in their league and giving a good platform for development this season. It was also great to see our men’s first team becoming a priority team within MMU sport.”
What were the highs and lows from last season?
“Our highs were the men’s team becoming a priority team and also the women’s team creating a bond off the pitch with the Cheshire-based team, which made them merging this season easy and one of the best moves to happen in the club.
“The lows from last season was the demotion of the 2nd team women’s but the girls kept their heads up and have come back this season strong and ready to smash it!”
What are your hopes for 2015/16?
“Our hopes are that our men’s and women’s firs teams gain promotion and that our other teams gain good positions in their respective leagues to build on for the season after.
“Our other hopes is to make sure our new connection with the Cheshire campus stays strong. Our hope is that we also keep a strong bond between our men’s team and our women’s teams. We feel this is the best part of the club.”
What on and off the pitch activities do you have coming up for your club?
“We have a tournament coming up in the second half of the season with Timperley hockey club, which will be to raise money for teenage cancer trust. We are also looking to do a few more fundraising activities for the club. Towards the end of the year, we always look forward to tour and our end of season awards ball.”