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Guernsey hockey ready to take flight after #watchyour1s success

Interview: Guernsey president on rich legacy, sponsorship and healthy appetite for the game on the island

“We are lucky with the set up and the facilities [rank alongside] some of the Premier Division teams in the UK,” says Ali le Tocq, Guernsey HC’s president and chair. Their entry to our #watchyour1s competition was certainly testament to that as the club won top prize in our annual campaign to get more people watching domestic hockey.

Guernsey have pedigree in the sport. Roger Self, the late 1988 Olympic men’s manager, was Guernsey-born and schooled on the island. Colin Whalley is a 1968 Olympian and former team manager, while Mary Russell Vick, who passed away in 2012, was the first chair of the GB Women’s Olympic Hockey Board. “There is a strong history and legacy of hockey here,” adds Le Tocq.

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