Claire Hill – 1XI Captain
Claire has been an enthusiastic and key member of EUWHC ever since she was a fresher! Alongside her sociable and outgoing personality, she is not bad at hockey. Claire represented GB U21 in January 2016 and gained her first senior international Scotland cap a month later in South Africa! Unfortunately, Claire sustained an ACL injury which meant she has been rehabbing for the past year but she is keen to get back on the pitch and lead the team for the 2017-2018 season. Claire is never one to miss a social or a Potterow and can always be found cracking some excellent moves on the d floor! As an umpire and indoor coach for the club, Claire is always willing to help the club out! There is no better person to lead our 1s into next season where they will compete in Europe for the third year in a row!
Kathryn Glass – 2XI Captain
After joining (and smashing) the 2s last season, Kathryn Glass becomes this year’s 2s captain. As a sports science student, Kathryn is all over anything to do with sport (and outside of hockey has been known to have a particular interest and knowledge of Formula 1 drivers!). Her sassy Irish charm has meant she’s a force on and off the pitch, and she’s quickly become one of the most respected and well liked members of the team. She’s undoubtedly a perfect fit for the role of captain, and everyone is very excited to see what this year brings for Kathryn and the 2s!
Sophie Pettegree – 3XI Captain
It may only be Sophie’s second year at university, but she is definitely not a silly fresh. As a pharmacology student, her keen organisation skills are evident both on and off the pitch, and often her voice is the only thing you can hear. Her love for hockey is closely matched by her love of the sesh, (she’s been closer to the Cav dance floor than any of us…), and you’ll never find her standing still on the pitch. Not only does she love EUWHC, she is also keen to integrate within the men’s side too… With promotion in our Wednesday BUCS leagues Sophie can’t wait to lead the team, showing all the fresh what it’s like to be a sassy three!
Bryony Maxwell – 4XI Captain
“Bryony”, “BMax”, “been to every social”, “Miss 2017” – whatever you want to call her is the new 4s captain for the 2017-2018 season. With more drive than her orange bant-mobile, Bryony is a keen mean defending machine who strikes an enviable balance between playing like a beast on the hockey pitch and dancing like a gazelle on the Cav d-floor. She’s known for her absolute commitment to all things hockey and personifies the 4s balance between talent and pure unadulterated chat. Some have wondered whether it is best to be a feared leader or a loved leader, with Bryony “BMax” Maxwell she encapsulates both… People fear how much they love her. Described as “really clever and generous and pretty” by fresher of the year Emily Bowe.
Lucy Rogers – 5XI Captain
Don’t be intimidated by Lucy’s loud voice or her Glasgow accent, the new ruler of the 5s will make you all feel welcome in the team and be sure you will have a good time in her care! If she’s not to be found at hockey, she’ll be out in Cav or in A&E recovering. There’s always something exciting happening in Lucy’s life, especially after a night out. After spending a year away from the club in Sweden, Lucy is ready to put her all back into the hockey club on and off the pitch.
Jenny Kennedy – 6XI Captain
Jenny, a second year Economics student, is known as the sassiest member of the sixes both on and off the pitch. The fact that she has never been carded is remarkable given the level of sass portrayed on the pitch but who knows what could happen this year. Her dedication to hockey is only surpassed by her true love for Teviot nachos, which rumour has it she plans to make post-social attendance compulsory for this year. She is looking forward to leading the team and hopefully winning the BUCS league this year.
Emma Bryant – 7XI Captain
Emma is a French and History of Art student in her second year at Edinburgh. Despite having only been in the hockey club for a year, Emma has already learnt to live life like a true EUWHC member. She is an enthusiastic, passionate and committed member of the club and her team, making her a presence on the pitch as much as on the dance floor. Emma’s energy is just what is needed to lead the mighty 7s through another season and she is certainly looking to make a success of their first year in BUCS. Train hard, PROW harder.
Hester King – 8XI captain
Coach, umpire and lift giver to all, 8XI captain Hester is a veteran to the team. This doesn’t stop the 4th year Sports Science student priding herself on participation in all aspects of the club. From spectating our wonderful EUMHC (lol) to strawpedoing VKs in P’row, never one to shy away from a Wednesday night pint (or any other night of the week for that matter) if it’s advice, coaching or a dance partner you need, Hester is your gal. She can’t wait to start the new season leading the 8’s in their first ever year of promotion.
Tessa Cox – 9XI Captain
Tessa is a hard-working student going into her third year of Economic and Social History with Politics at Edinburgh. When it comes to hockey, Tessa can be described as nothing less than a keen bean in all aspects of the club. As much as she loves her 9ams, she eagerly sacrifices them at any opportunity for a night of team bonding, vks and a boogie in the fluorescent, mirrored haven that is Cav. On the pitch, Tessa is enthusiastic and encouraging, ensuring team morale is high and everyone enjoys the game. For this reason, she will be an excellent captain next year and a friendly face to all those in the club. Tessa can be seen storming the pitch by day and the dancefloor by night. If one thing should be said about Tessa, it is that her love of Prow knows no bounds and she can be found there every Saturday between the hours of 12 and 3am. She may also be seen at 4am trying to nab a free Mcflurry.
Anni Arthur – Indoor Captain
Anni is in her third year studying PE here at Edinburgh and is this year’s Indoor Captain for EUWHC. As Tour Secretary last year, Anni is no stranger to embracing the social hockey culture and organised a brilliant trip for the hockey club to the north of Barcelona. Prior to Edinburgh University, Anni was also a “loft loyal” in her hometown of Perth and cannot resist the odd evening back.
However, Anni isn’t just in it for the VKs and P’rows, she is also a very talented hockey player. Playing in the first XI for Strathallan School (who famously suffered a 7-2 defeat to George Watson’s College at the Scottish Schools indoor final), Anni was then a key member of Grove Hockey Club and a pivotal player in the Midlands Squad before moving to Edinburgh University.
Anni now plays as a defender in the 1st XI and there really is no one that gets lower in their tackles. She is the queen of 1 v 1s. Over the summer, Anni travelled to Vienna with the 1st XI to compete in the Eurohockey Club Championships and last season she also competed for Scottish Unis against other national university teams. Anni does an amazing job at balancing her playing commitments whilst still having loads of fun. She is super organised, keen and dedicated to her role in the committee and will therefore do a perfect job as Indoor Captain!
Fun fact – Anni’s home is in Dubai, so you know what to do if you fancy a trip!