New Players Aplenty for Lindum Men

Posted by Sean O'Kelly
Sunday, 6th of September 2020
New Players Aplenty for Lindum Men New Players Aplenty for Lindum Men

Lindum Hockey Club have a number of new signings to announce for the beginning of the 2020 / 21 hockey season

We would like to welcome a number of new players to our men’s performance set-up ahead of the new season. And as part of our #LindumMeets series, we present the following to get to know the new boys with Head Coach Matthew Bell providing insights and comments on each player.

 

Sam MacAllister

Joining us from Leadenham is Sam MacAllister, who had this to say:

I’m looking forward to joining the club and already know how competitive it is, so I am keen to contribute to that culture.

MacAllister is a familiar face around the Lindum Sports Association, often competing in the various summer leagues for Leadenham and Kestrels. On joining, Matt said

Having spent a couple of years speaking with Sam about coming across, and also admiring his loyalty to Leadenham, he has finally agreed to challenge himself at Lindum. I think this will bring the best out of his game and I’m looking forward to seeing him embrace the challenge.

 

 

Will Tyson

The club are delighted to add talented youngster, Will Tyson, to the roster, who has moved across from Kingston-upon-Hull.

Tyson is hoping to play at a higher standard and develop as a player, where we have a host of experienced players. Will is “a great talent to add to the Lindum ranks”. After hearing about him terrorising our second team last year, Matt and the team…

are very excited to see what he can bring to the first team squad this year

 

 

Tom Mayhew

With the uncertainty around university studies, it was touch and go as to whether Tom Mayhew would make the move across the A46 from Newark. Mayhew is no stranger of course, having played for Lincolnshire Juniors and Nottingham Trent University with current first team member Rob Johnstone.

On joining Lindum, Tom said

Lindum is a big move for any player, as they are always seen as one of the toughest fixtures in the region. To be presented the chance to come and prove myself is huge, and I’m excited to get into training with the team and work on improving myself. I promise to give my all and hopefully improve on an already stacked squad

Tom received a lot of positive comments from current and ex-Lindum 1s players last season. Matt stated that he has

worked extremely hard through pre-season and we are over the moon he has committed to the club this year

 

 

Ross Booth and Ben Read

Following a couple of campaigns in National League, City of Peterborough’s Captain and Vice-Captain, Ross Booth and Ben Read, join the club. We are delighted to have on board two experienced players who will only add to the talented first team squad. Booth had this to say on the switch up the A15

I’m looking forward to a new challenge and would love to see Lincolnshire represented in the National League for the first time

Matt is delighted to enhance the roster ahead of the new season with these two talents, adding the following:

Having made his intentions clear about joining Lindum early this year, we have been excited to get Ross within the group and use his knowledge of the game to help our squad strive for the National League. He will bring another level of professionalism on the field and lift the standards of others, whilst Ben is another player we have chased over the years and we are so happy to see him wearing the Lindum gold this year. He brings a wealth of experience and ability, and is also a great character to have around the group for players to learn from

 

 

Stephen Glodkowski

Another familiar face will be appearing at the Lindum this year, with the return of Stephen Glodkowski, callsign Polish. He spent time in the first team a few years ago but has been re-posted back to a Lincolnshire RAF base and finally gets to spend some time in his home after 4 years away.

Polish was an integral part of the midfield and adds considerable experience back into the squad. He has recently played for both England Over 35s and also the RAF Senior Squad. Below, we see him in action for us against Beeston in the National Cup. He is “a serious acquisition for LHC”.

Matt continued,

having played overs representative hockey for the last couple of years we are excited to see him back at the club. His attitude and commitment to the cause is infectious and he is a great role model for the younger lads to look up to

 

 

Please join us in welcoming the new additions to the club. And if you spot them around the Lindum, don’t be afraid to say hello!

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