During pre-season the Spartans have missed the company of three players leaving us. Anna Reynolds returns to Bath University to continue her studies having spent a placement year playing for the Spartans. She was a committed player, very popular with the other players and voted into the EHL Conference West team of the season 2017/18. It was a pleasure to catch up with her on our recent trip to the Buccaneers.
Carys Tucker was with the squad for nine seasons, having joined whilst studying at Swansea University. She went on to earn fifty-three Welsh caps and represented Wales in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Her smile will be sorely missed.
Anna Morris has been with the Spartans for seven seasons. She had gained the reputation as one of the most talented and consistent goalkeepers in the EHL Conference West League. In seven years she missed only two games and her accolades include being voted into the EHL Conference West Team of the Year in 2013/14.
2014 saw Anna being awarded the Hockey Wales Performance Player of the Year for the previous season.
The 2016 European Challenge 1 in Lillie saw Anna voted goalkeeper of the tournament. Match days will be strange without Anna and her family of loyal supporters, Vickie, Jaxon and Phoenix.
Our thanks go to all three players for their contribution on and off the field over the years and we wish them the very best for the future.
Updated 13:45 - 24 Sep 2018 by Conrad Funnell