Middleton going for super sixes

England and Great Britain Captain Barry Middleton is set to join East Grinstead Hockey Club's Men's indoor team for the defence of their National Indoor Premier League & Championship titles.

Barry Middleton, the England captain, celebrates scoring for England against Pakistan at the Hero Honda FIH World Cup in Delhi, India, 4 March 2010Middleton (pictured at the World Cup in Delhi), who led England to the 2009 European Championship title for the first time, will join up with international teammates Ashley Jackson, Glenn Kirkham and Darren Cheesman at East Grinstead. 

Last season, Middleton played alongside Jackson at HGC in Holland but now plays in Germany for Club an der Alster. The 26 year old has returned to the UK for the 2010/2011 winter break where he will rejoin Jackson and his EG team mates for what he hopes will be a successful indoor campaign for the club. 

If East Grinstead finish in the top four of the Indoor England Hockey League Men's Premier Division, they will earn a place at the super sixes National Indoor Hockey Finals, which this year will be held at London's Wembley Arena on Sunday 30 January 2011.  Tickets for the fastest show in town are already on sale - for more details click here.

East Grinstead HC have won the National Indoor Premier Division title for the last four years and the National Indoor Championship title for the last two years.  They added the European Indoor Club Champions Trophy to their trophy cabinet in Vienna last February and, as a result, the West Sussex based club will be representing England in the elite European Indoor Club Champions Cup next February in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The indoor squad starts its preparations this Thursday at East Grinstead Sports Club, although the full outdoor squad still has two EHL Premier Division matches to play before the indoor league season starts in just under three weeks time at UWE, Bristol.

Source: Adapted from East Grinstead HC press release



The super sixes National Indoor Hockey Finals take place at London’s Wembley Arena on Sunday 30th January 2011 where England’s top clubs will battle it out to be crowned super sixes Champions.
Be there to witness the thrill, the passion, the breathtaking speed and the glory! See British Olympians play in the flesh, enjoy live entertainment, meet international hockey stars. Bring a picnic, bring your family and bring your friends!
super sixes is hockey’s thrilling, skilful six-a-side indoor version where goals are guaranteed in action-packed, lightning-quick, 20 minute halves.
See four superb matches at super sixes National Indoor Hockey Finals! The two men’s semi-finals, the Women’s Championship Final and the Men’s Championship Final.

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Club discount offer closes 20th December 2010.
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