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Your Team Captains?

Your Team Captains?

Harvey Terry12 Sep 2023 - 23:00
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An extract from the Barnes Hockey Club newsletter by James Shaw

The following is an extract from the Barnes Hockey Club newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here!

W1 - Captain Mollie Rawnsley

Mollie started out playing hockey aged 4 for Wakefield Hockey Club up in West Yorkshire before moving to Durham University HC at 18 & played there for 4 years. Mollie moved to London and started playing for Wimbledon before moving to Barnes. This will be her Fourth year at the club. The ambition for this season is to “keep going from strength to strength and to build on the platform we built ourselves last year in the league. The team has seen a lot of change this year, so we want to make sure the new players feel welcomed and well-integrated into the team!”

M1 - Captain Liam Ganose

Liam grew up playing for Bowdon HC from age 6, and played for England U16s/17s in his youth. Liam did a few years at Preston HC during university, then moved to London and started playing for Barnes. This will be his 6th season at Barnes, and 2nd season as captain.
The ambition is clear and simple: “Looking to try and win the league this year after a decent first season in this league last year.”

W2 – Captain Harriet Moore

Harriet has just been elected team captain in her 4th season at Barnes. She has previously played for Oxford and Cambridge Universities as well as Whitley Bay and Newcastle hockey clubs primarily as a defender. Her aim for the season “is for the 2s to make their mark in London Prem having been promoted last season and try our chances at a double promotion.”

M2 – Captain George Ashton

A Welsh international hockey player at under-16, under-18 and under-21 levels George has represented Barnes and their first team since 2019. He has joined the 2's team for this season as captain, where he looks to follow on from Dave Mason’s fine work last season.
The ambition of the team will be to rise up to the challenge of the division and push for promotion places.

W3 – Captain Fran Houghton

Fran was a junior at Peterborough Hockey Club, then played for Leeds University, a season for Hampstead and Westminster before joining Barnes 3 seasons ago.
Fran is “looking forward to a great season with the women’s 3s. It’s a new league for us this year after we’ve been promoted 4 years on the bounce so looking forward to some competitive games and most importantly having fun with a great group of girls.”

M3 - Captain Harvey Terry

Harvey released this statement before the season starts “This will be my second season as captain, having been at Barnes in various teams for 6/7 years. Did someone say promotion? The Barnes Men’s 3s will be looking to take their social media domination (@barnesmens3s) and strong form off the pitch onto the turf this year. Despite winning Team of the Season last year, the ambition this year is clear. Champions. Promotion. And beat Teddington.”

W4 - Captain Katherine Tapper

Barnes native Katherine started at the club last year after playing at Newcastle University and before that, she played for Richmond as a junior for 10 years. Looking ahead to the season she said “The ambition this year is to take on our new higher league and keep going up!”

M4 - Captain Oli Lucas

The first captain of the newly formed Men’s 4th team Oli joined Barnes 2 years ago. This year the team will be partnering with the Men’s 3rd team in their ambitions on and off the field. “We’re targeting a double promotion, lots of social fun, and at least several strong contributions to our burgeoning social media empire.”

W5 - Captain Philippa Purser - ably helped by Sue Martineau, Lisa McCartney, and Debs Curtis.

Veterans of many years at Barnes, the Fantastic Four will “try to fill the very large shoes of previous team boss Frances Feehan!”
Lisa joined the vets about 15/16 years ago and Sue was already there for at least a few years before that.
Over the years Debs and Philippa have played for various teams at Barnes. Philippa played for the 1s in the late 1990s/ early 2000s.
“We all love our sport; we’re getting on a bit but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun on a hockey pitch.
“Ambition is to win some matches, score lots of goals, enjoy playing with some excellent youngsters, and still be healthy at the end of the season.”

Accidentals - Captain David George

Known as DG, David has played for Barnes’ first and second teams back in the 1980’s before becoming captain of the Accidentals, the men’s development team, and the Veterans team. A leader on and off the pitch for Barnes having represented the club for approximately four decades.
The ambition for the Accidentals this year is to consolidate their position in their league and push through some of the brilliant youngsters who play alongside the veterans.

W6 – Co-Captains Chantelle Jessop and Georgie Chadfield

This is Chantelle's 3rd season with the club and Georgie's 6th season. Chantelle spoke about the team’s ambitions: “Our aspirations this year are to build on our incredible season last season where we finished second in the league and keep supporting the junior section of the club as they transition into senior hockey.”

Beavers - Captain Thomas Clarke

Thomas has been playing since he was in primary school and has not stopped since. Being from New Zealand and joining Barnes, Thomas has been a member of the Beavers for four years and has made many friends along the way. “I thought that I would volunteer to be the new captain of the mighty Beavers! I hope to bring a positive attitude and hopefully a few more wins for the Beavers this season.”

W7 - Captain Elizabeth Ammon

Known as Lizzy in the clubhouse, a versatile player who captained the 7's to the title undefeated last season. Lizzy has been a member of Barnes for 20 years and it was the first time Lizzy has ever been promoted as a player. Lizzy and her teammates will be hoping to make it back-to-back promotions.

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