How do I begin to describe my first year as a member of UYHC…? Messy and dramatic are words that spring to mind, however, turning up to trials was the best decision I have made at university to date (Callum warned you about hearing this on a loop).
What made you want to join UYHC?
I played hockey for a local squad at home and captained my school team, so hockey was a passion that I didn’t want to let go of at university. Before arriving I researched the team and spoke to the president, which put my mind at ease. I didn’t know anyone who was going to trials. I literally felt like a complete loner rocking up at the JLD but I left already feeling part of the team. I’m not exaggerating; the girls and boys could not have been any more welcoming.
What was your favourite experience in a UYHC shirt?
I’m definitely not the one to ask about a favourite experience in a UYHC shirt as before my shirt even arrived, I sustained a season ending injury.
Most teams would treat you like dead weight and cut you off…but not this lot. Over the year this network of amazingly talented players have supported me and encouraged me to achieve a full recovery. Without them I don’t think this would have been possible and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch.
What do you like most about the social side of UYHC?
Although not being able to tell you much about the team’s on field antics, I have much to divulge about the famous UYHC social life. UYHC Socials themselves are the most involved out of all the clubs showcasing the most horrendous fancy dress outfits and gravity-defying dance moves.
There is also nothing better than going for a hangover lunch at the Courtyard with your mates from the club. All hanging, all hungry and some not quite sure what happened the night before. This will quickly become an unmissable part of your week.
Why should freshers join UYHC this October?
Finally, to all you freshers who are unsure about joining the club, pick hockey because you love it. Pick UYHC because you love a great time. Pick us for a second family.