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.