Interview: Jim Seal-Driver

LRHC: First of all, Welcome back Home Jim, how do you feel about it?

JSD: I’m excited to be back!

LRHC: How did you see hockey from a distance during your absence?

JSD: I followed the results on Facebook but I missed seeing my mates, being part of a team and obviously playing the sport I love!

LRHC: When did you realise that you wanted to play hockey again?

JSD: As soon as I put my skates on at a training session before COVID kicked in.

LRHC: What do you expect personally from 2020/21 season ?

JSD: To train, play and have fun with team mates.

LRHC: You know most of the players and the coach, what you will add to the team?

JSD: I’ll do a job when I’m playing but don’t expect worldies from me!

LRHC: What you expect from the team?

JSD: The dragons should be challenging to win or come close to winning the league.

LRHC: Your last season was the best season so far for London RHC, do you think the club can repeat that season?

JSD: Yes, there are some really talented players and we can play great hockey on our day.

LRHC: Looking forward to see your teammates, and new additions and start training again?

JSD: I can’t wait to get my skates back on!

LRHC: Thanks for the interview Jim, we wish you all the best, your success will be our success, feel free if you want to say something for our Social Media Followers.

JSD: ❤️ to all our 🐉 fans and followers

Interview: Brendan Barker

LRHC: First of all, Brendan, welcome to London RHC, how does it feel, after a whole life as a yellow and blue?

BB: Well not a whole life, as I have played with Paco D’Arcos and St Omer, but in the UK, I have never played for another club. Obviously, I will always be HBU, I will still be coaching with HBU, but we are unable to field a Premier League team at this time. I have never stopped playing, I keep fit and believe I have something to contribute and am now excited to be able to put this into reality!

LRHC: When did you realise that you’ll be a London RHC player?

BB: When the opportunity arose , honestly I was not sure, it was not something I had thought about or that it would be a possibility, but I think as soon as I started to think on it, it was already going through my mind can I make this work?

LRHC: What made you take this decision?

BB: Well, one was believing and thinking ‘have I got anything I can contribute?’ I think yes, though maybe not so many years, so if you’re going to try it must be now, and unless you try you will not know. But being in a team that will have commitment and being competitive for the title, I think I like the idea and know I can still cause some trouble out there! Let’s just see how much.

LRHC: Biggest factor to join London RHC?

BB: As above being competitive and fighting for titles!

LRHC: What can you add to the team? BB: A drive to win, something different, experience, assists and goals!

LRHC: Expectations for the next season?

BB: To see how it goes, work to fit in with the team and workout how I can be utilised in the most effective way, though I hope to give us another gear to use and push the top teams and maybe give some surprises.

LRHC: Expectations for the next season?

BB: To see how it goes, work to fit in with the team and workout how I can be utilised in the most effective way, though I hope to give us another gear to use and push the top teams and maybe give some surprises.

LRHC: During your long career as a hockey player you have won lots of titles and cups, London RHC is a young club who are yet to win a major trophy, is this your biggest motivation?

BB: To gain a title would be the ultimate and to be able to achieve this with London would be something, titles with 2 different clubs is something not a lot of people have achieved.

LRHC: You have passed the barrier of 40’s, do we still have Brendan for years?

BB: This I do not know, I stay fit and I still play in the same way, though you know I am certainly aware of some differences, I believe I can remain as strong and fit for certainly some more years and 45 I think would be good!

LRHC: Looking forward for your first practice and meeting your new teammates?

BB: I am interested to see how this will be, I have experienced different training styles in my career, though maybe being in the older age spectrum, teaching an old dog new tricks could be interesting, though I am sure we will get on and work hard together, players who have only known me as a rival, and am sure it will add to excitement and motivation of the team!

LRHC: Thanks for the interview Brendan, we wish you all the best, your success will be our success, feel free if you want to say something for our social media followers.

BB: Watch this space let’s see how much of trouble we can cause out there! Here come the Dragons!!