Steve Bayer is stepping down

By Reading Hockey Club • Apr 16th, 2014 • Category: Home Page, News

Reading Hockey Club regrets to announce that Steve Bayer, the Ladies 1st team head coach has decided to step down after 4 successful years at the club.

Steve has been a committed member of the club, guiding Reading Ladies to winning the Investec Women’s Hockey League Finals in 2013, the England Hockey Indoor titles in 2013 and 2014, the European Club Champions Trophy in 2013 along with silver medals at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy in 2014. He has also helped the club win many awards within the local area, including Reading Sports Personalities Coach and Team of the year in 2013.

He has been a keen supporter of the club at all levels and especially within the Ladies section.

Steve has asked for the following message to be posted:

After 4 years at Reading I decided at the end of last month to move on. We have been very successful during those years and I have some great memories. It’s never an easy decision to take but I know it’s the right time to move on to new challenges.

I would like to thank all the players and management who I have had the pleasure of working with during these last 4 years. The management team and support staff have been excellent and should be praised for the professionalism and energy they committed to the club.I wish the club and players all the best going forward.

The club has great potential and I hope they fulfill all their aspirations. It has been an amazing journey and no doubt I will see you on a hockey pitch somewhere next year.All the best,

The Ladies team and the Club would like to thank Steve for all his hard work and effort during his time at the club and wish him all the best in his future plans.

Further information regarding the appointment of a successor will be sent out in the next few weeks.

Reading is one of the premier hockey clubs in the country. Winner of the Reading Club of the Year Award, the hockey club enjoys a high profile through the national and local media. With two elite teams in the English Hockey League the club’s playing representatives cover the length of the country. The club runs 11 men’s teams, 7 ladies’ teams and has a flourishing junior section. The club has over 300 senior and 500 junior members and is based at a top class facility in Sonning Lane with 2 Astroturf pitches on site.

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