After a long and successful period in charge of Holcombe Men’s 1st XI, Julian Halls’ contract period has come to an end and his replacement will be Barry Middleton, well-known to all in hockey.
Julian started his coaching career after an extremely successful time playing hockey and during his 12 years at Holcombe he has established our Men’s 1st XI as a solid Premier Division side in both outdoor and indoor competitions, reaching a number of finals along the way in both.
Julian’s work ethic has been epitomised by his squads and has been one of the major reasons that has enabled the club to maintain these Premier Division positions.
Julian’s coaching has progressed during his time with the club and he now acts as an advisor and a coach to the coaches of European hockey.
From the foundations he has laid it is our aim to continue the success Holcombe have achieved under his guidance.
I personally and the club as a whole wish him well in his ever progressing coaching career.
David M South MBE
President – Holcombe Hockey Club