Reading Hockey Club

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Leagues English Hockey League & Euro Hockey League
Founded 1904
Manager Richard Springham
Captain Richard Springham & Peter Roseff
Venue The Sonning Lane Superdome
Capacity 20000
City Reading, England
Team Colours Sky Blue, Navy, Navy (H)

Reading Hockey Club is a field hockey club based at Sonning Lane in the English town of Reading. It is one of the most successful clubs in the United Kingdom with National League and Cup honours.

The Men's 1st XI play in the English Hockey League Men's Premier Division, while the Ladies 1st XI play in the English Hockey League Women's Premier Division.

The Men's 2nd XI play in the London League Premier Division and continue to be one of the true forces of the league. Since the departure of Oliver Randell in 2012/2013 and the subsequent turmoil that followed, Peter Roseff has led the 2nd XI to a mediocre 6th place. One of the sides proudest moments was beating East Grinstead 2-1 with only 9 men in the 2012/2013 season. Those that played in this fixture are known as the "Band of Brothers".

In 1997, Reading hosted the European Cup Winners Tournament, and in 1999, the National League Playoffs.[citation needed] More recently, Reading has hosted International matches.


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