Hockey star Tim Whiteman signs for Harleston Magpies

England international Tim Whiteman is returning to his roots to rejoin Harleston Magpies. Pictures:

England international Tim Whiteman is returning to his roots to rejoin Harleston Magpies. Pictures: Harleston Magpies HC - Credit: Archant

Harleston Magpies Hockey Club have been boosted by the return of England international Tim Whiteman for the 2017/18 season as player and coach of the men’s first team.

Whiteman is returning to the club where he started his hockey career aged just six, and where he made his debut for the men’s first team at 16.

His career has seen him win 54 caps for England and Great Britain and play in the Premier League for Beeston, claiming three league titles and a national indoor title.

He said: “It’s a huge honour to be asked to lead the men’s first team for Harleston Magpies. I can’t wait to return to such a fantastic club and work with talented, dedicated players and coaches. My vision is to create a fun environment with attacking, high tempo hockey whilst at the same time developing individuals and the team as a whole.”

Whiteman will be supported in the coaching set-up by first team player and captain Leigh Sitch.


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