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Holcombe add eighth summer signing in New Zealand international Tim Neild

By Lucas Ball

Holcombe Hockey Club are delighted to confirm the arrival of New Zealand international Tim Neild, as he becomes Kwan Browne’s eighth summer signing.

Neild, who turns 25 today, has been capped in both indoor and outdoor hockey by his country and joins fellow Kiwis Brad Read and Matt Symonds, who he played alongside at the recent 2024 Indoor World Cup Oceania Qualifier, at the club.

He has six caps in outdoor hockey and three in indoor for the Black Sticks and also won 12 caps at under-21 level, scoring two goals.

Neild has also played in a number of Ford National Hockey Tier One Championships in New Zealand and been involved in three Sentinel Homes North vs. South matches.

On joining the club, he said: “I’m extremely excited for this new chapter.

“Holcombe has some strong Kiwi connections and I can’t wait to begin working with Kwan and the group.”

Head Coach and Director of Hockey Browne added: “Tim comes to us with an impressive work ethic and senior International experience which will be a massive boost to our playing strength.”

Welcome to the club, Tim!


Tim – all credit to original photographer

Kwan – Great Britain Hockey