Starting university is a daunting experience for anyone, but joining UYHC made my first few weeks, and the coming year a million times more enjoyable. Before university I played for a local club at home but was very apprehensive about joining the university club. Despite this the many training sessions, fitness sessions and the hilarious socials, I can honestly say joining UYHC was the best decision I have made during my time at York. Playing in Roses this year was definitely a major highlight for me, and one that made me very proud to play university hockey. The atmosphere from the crowd on the sidelines and the immense rivalry between York and Lancaster was something I had never experienced before but I am very much looking forward to experiencing it again next season on our own pitch, where hopefully we can come out with a win again!! I don’t only enjoy the actual hockey part of UYHC, but the social side is also something that cannot be beaten. Every Wednesday night UYHC are out in full force (often in very tragic fancy dress) which to me, is the best part of the club. Having such a good social side to the club has allowed me to make amazing friends and has most definitely enhanced my university experience. I would encourage anyone to join UYHC and I promise, you won’t regret it!!