EGHC are delighted to welcome Ben Mackey to the 1st Team group ahead of the 2018 / 2019 Season. Ben joins EG having represented Cheltenham outdoor and Bath Buccaneers indoor last season. Read on...
Ben Mackey joins EG following quite a season in 2017 / 2018. Having featured several times in the Western Conference Team of the Season in recent years, in the 2017 / 2018 season, Ben made "Player of the Year 2018" representing Cheltenham. In prior seasons representing Bath Buccanneers Ben has twice been part of the team that has won the Western Conference, subsequently featuring in the promotion playoffs.
In February 2018, Ben's Bath Buccaneers finished an exceptional Indoor season as runners up to East Grinstead in the Indoor Super 6s. Ben himself finished the Indoor season at the top of the goal scorer charts.
Ben has represented England at U16, U18 and U21 level and we're delighted to be welcoming him to the EG Hockey Family. Ben will also be joining the Lingfield College Family as part of the hockey coaching team and we wish him lots of success as he begins that new opportunity.
On arriving at EG, Ben commented "I'm extremely exited to be joining a club with such history and success. The Club has already been so welcoming and I'm looking forward to getting started".
Head Coach Glenn Kirkham commented "Ben has shown consistently high performance in the Western Conference over several seasons and has experience of playing in some pressure games. We're really pleased he's moving to EG and he'll bring some exciting qualities to both our outdoor and indoor squads".
Welcome Ben Mackey !