first team squad

Welcome to the first team squad

1st team 2016-17

player profiles

craig boyne

Our hugely popular captain is a natural leader and a born hockey player, who when asked, always seems to deliver the goods.

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jack Balsdon

Returning from Durham University, Jack is a strong defender and a skillful distributor of the ball.

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LEAGUE  : England Hockey Premier League

CAPTAIN  : Craig Boyne
VICE CAPT : Diccon Stubbings

COACH    : David Mathews

Fixtures and league table 2016/17

sam barrett

Sam is a young up and coming forward with a reputation for scoring goals.

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tom bean

The Ex- Loughborough University man is a powerhouse in midfield and a short corner specialist.

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Matt burton-bowen

A tenacious defender, Matt never shies away from a challenge. A senior member of the squad, Matt looks to lead the defensive line.

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bill cain

Another young gun, Bill will be looking to apply his trade in defence and during short corners.

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louis duprez

One of the younger members of the squad, Louis is a determined and hardworking forward.

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jo elgar

A talented young keeper, Jo will be looking to break his way into the 1st XI this year.

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Sam George

Sam’s in his 2nd season with the 1st XI. The forward has devilishly fast hands and a knack for winning short corners.

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sean gilmore

Sean has progressed through the CHC age groups and is a workhorse in defence, who plays simple and effective hockey.

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kriss glass

Arrived from Brisbane, Australia. Kris turns defence into attack and makes both look very easy.

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will heywood

Info to come.

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chris laslett

A reliable defender, Chris is in his 9th season with the 1st team and bleeds green and white.

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max Liebenschulz-jones

The U18 defender is a very exciting prospect for the future.

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james meakin

A useful player all over the park, James is an important member of the squad and is another CHC young gun.

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james oates

A midfield maestro and U21 international, James is a lethal weapon in attack.

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harry roberts

A brave and powerful striker, Harry broke into the squad last year and hasn't looked back.

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hamish roberts

Solid in midfield, the England u18 man is powerful in defence and attack.

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james spain

A solid start last year, James will be looking consolidate his position in the team this year.

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diccon stubbings - GK

Diccon represented England/GB U21. He has a relaxed style and makes goalkeeping look
very easy.

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Cale Cramer

Our Aussie overseas is your classic team player and a forward with an extremely potent strike at goal.

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ed welch

A clever hockey player, Ed will be at the heart of our defence and starting our attack.

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Ben West

Arrived from Doncaster HC, and a talented forward, Ben will be looking to cement a spot in the 1st XI this season.

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josh pollard

Info to come.

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gary Wyver - manager

New this season.

2015/16 season

LEAGUE POSITION: 9 out of 10

Another escape of Houdini proportions. Out of sight at the bottom of the League at the turn of the year but with a fantastic run managed to get to the play-offs and survive yet again.


2014/15 season

LEAGUE POSITION: 9 out of 10

An escape of Houdini proportions. Out of sight at the bottom of the League at the turn of the year somehow we managed to get to the play-offs by winning 4 of their last 5 league games.

At the play-offs we managed to win 2 and draw one of the three games to ensure Prem League hockey at Polo next year. it was Nail-biting stuff, almost heroic and not good for The Treasurer's ticker either.

Somewhat controversially we won Team of The Year which gives hope to the Friars and other teams who regularly bump along at the bottom of their Leagues!

But the main prize was to maintain our Prem League status for 2015/16! Congratulations to skipper Tom Richford whose press statements during the season made Alastair Campbell  and indeed Alastair Cook look tame in their eternal optimism and inner belief - another Winston almost!.

Table & fixtures

Fixtures & season's results


Canterbury Men's Hockey Club - a section of Polo Farm Sports Club, Littlebourne Road, Canterbury CT3 4AF - 01227 769159