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3XI

2019: BUCS Western 4A Champions

Captain’s welcome

Star Wars – Revenge of the Sith, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Lord of the Rings – Return of the King. I think we can all agree that three is a magic number, and such is the way with hockey teams.

Hi, I’m Joe Ellis a second-year Biomed student and captain of the 3rd XI for the 2019-2020 season. There is no denying that last season was a soaring success for the threes, and I am excited to have you on board for another season of superb hockey and equally fantastic socials.

We train every Tuesday, with matches on Wednesday and Saturday. In our Wednesday games we will be competing against other universities. A well-earned promotion last season means that we’ll be playing Solent in a Southampton derby as well teams from Bath, Bristol, Exeter and UWE. On Saturdays we’ll be playing local teams in the Hampshire League. After missing out on promotion by just three points last season we’ll be coming back swinging.

As well as these, we’ll be playing Portsmouth 3s at Varsity. This is one of the best days out of the year and is to be hosted on home ground, so we’ll have the support of the whole university behind us. However, after our 6-1 victory last year I imagine Portsmouth will be glad not to have their friends watching.

On the social side of things, Wednesday evenings are for whole club socials which are a great way to meet the rest of the club, brag about our excellent results and get to know your teammates. Team socials (often alongside the ladies’ 3s) complement these nicely and are also brilliant fun.

All in all, I can’t recommend Wessex enough; hockey has been an integral part of my university experience. It provides a perfect break from work and has given me an opportunity to meet a brilliant, varied group of people.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch at jce1g18@soton.ac.uk.

See you at Wide Lane,

Joe Ellis