At the AGM of England Hockey yesterday, our Club President, Nick Chilton, was elected to the board as a Non-Executive Director. As many members will know, Nick has been a hugely active member of the hockey fraternity at county and regional level over the last decade so this appointment is both well deserved and extremely good news for the game in general, particularly at our level. It also cements HHC's profile as one of the most active and influential clubs in the South.

I am sure that you would all like to join me in congratulating Nick on his new role. There will be ample opportunity for you to toast his success at both the upcoming AGM and HHC 60th anniversary Ball.