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Derek Stuart


Derek joined the club in 1963 and was privileged to be a member of the 1st team back in the 70's/80's. After several failed attempts, he finally retired from playing league matches in 2014 but remains involved in the North Masters over 70's and is also an active club umpire. Derek is renowned for his popular after dinner speeches, is a regular attendee at club social events and has even been known to attend the odd hockey tour.  


As President of LHC, Derek's role involves officiating the AGM, supporting the Club Chairperson and assisting the Management Committee in making decisions for the benefit of the whole club - such as advisinidg on disciplinary matters, club policy and overseeing the efficient running of the club.

Simon Batty


Simon Batty joined the club when he was just a young boy in 'short shorts'. He's grown a lot of facial hair since then but still wears the same shorts to this day. In fact, he only ever wears long trousers when it is officially too cold to play hockey. 

Affectionately known as 'Batty' to all who know him, Simon has been chairman of Leeds HC since 2010 and has led the club with distinction during this time. You will find him at Weetwood nearly every Saturday, supporting our teams, umpiring on the pitch or socialising with friends, members and opposition players in the club bar.

Philip Stubley

Vice Chair

Phil has been at Leeds Hockey Club since the 90's, when it was formerly Farsley HC. He started playing in defence, worked his way up through the youth system and progressed to be a prolific forward. He has represented the club at every level, Captained some of the Men's teams and is a qualified coach. 

Lethal from one yard, Phil regularly tops the goal scoring charts and is happy to tell anyone who asks about his top ten goals from every season he's played.

Phil is now supporting Simon as Vice Chairman of the club. 

Chris Devine

Club Secretary

Chris has been a member of the club since 2014 and became Club Secretary during the 2017/18 after serving as kit coordinator the previous season. When Chris is not busy dealing with club admin, he can be found captaining the Men's 8s after finally giving into pressure from previous captains. Prior to joining the club, Chris was a member of Hull University Men's Hockey Club (2011-2014) where he first took up hockey and now is only one of two people in the club who looks forward to an away day to Hull!

Mike Pounder


A member of Leeds Hockey Club for the past 17 seasons, Mike was persuaded to start playing again by Chris McPhillimy by creating a side to support the development of Juniors. He managed to last  a season and a half before old age and aches and pains won the day.

Prior to joining Leeds Mike has previously played for Harrogate HC 1 XI for a number of years and before that played in the East League for Pelicans.

After retiring for a second time, Mike was asked by Simon Batty to manage the Men's 1 XI for a season which very quickly became eight. 

Mike has played a pivotal role as part of the Partnership with UoL and Beckett being a firm supporter of the effort to improve the clubs playing standards.

After standing down as Men's 1 XI manager he have been Treasurer for the last four seasons.  

Hannah Kyle

Women's Club Captain

Having realised she was much to short to make it as a netballer, although she does still play, Hannah started her hockey career at Morecambe hockey club and after a quick stop at Cliftonvile joined Leeds Hockey club in 2010 (she thinks) whilst studying at the University of Leeds. She became ladies club captain in 2016 and has enjoyed the success of the Leeds section reaching national league and when not playing can often be found on the side line supporting one of the ladies teams.

Sam Mawer

Men's Club Captain

Biography pending.

Kerry Heath

Fixtures Secretary

Biography pending.

Kerry can be contacted via

Andy Moriarty

Umpires Secretary

Biography pending.


Heather Owston

Sponsorship Secretary

Heather has joined the Committee for the 2019/20 season as our Sponsorship Secretary, looking to bring in new sponsors and cement relationships with our existing supporters. After Moving to Leeds to Study in 2011, Heather joined Leeds Hockey Club. She plays defence or midfield for the Women's 4 XI. Before moving to Leeds Heather played at Framlingham Hockey Club for five years.

If you are interested in sponsoring the club, further details can be found on our Sponsorship pages.

Katie Barass

Social Secretary

Biography pending.


Holly Sheen

Social Secretary

Biography pending.

For Socials please contact:

For Welfare queries please contact:

Ed Richardson

Communications Secretary and Social Secretary

Ed started playing hockey aged 9 when his dentist asked his mother for him to play a sport less risky to his teeth than rugby, she picked hockey. Ever since then Ed has been hooked. Ed joined LHC in September 2013 and had two seasons free and easy before he stepped up to captain the Men's 8 for two seasons. Following that he was one of the Social Secretaries between 2016 and 2018 before stepping into the social role again for the 2019/20 season along with the Communications role.

Ed is also a qualified umpire and coach (although due to work commitments he avoids the latter).

For Social queries please contact:

For Communication queries, please contact

Carl Smith

Club Development Officer

Carl is one of our Club Development Officers. Carl's full time role is Head of Hockey at the University of Leeds, he is also our Men's 1st Team Captain. Carl has played to a very high standard with both Loughborough Students and Beeston HC in the EHL...

Oliver Lumley

Club Development Officer

Ollie is one of our Club Development Officers. Ollie's full time role is Head of Hockey at Leeds Beckett University, he is also our Men's 1st Team Assistant Coach. Ollie is a former student from Leeds Metropolitan University and played in the Leeds HC 1st Team from 2008 - 2012


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