St Albans Hockey Club are delighted to announce that GB Development Squad Goalkeeper Laura Myers has joined St Albans HC for the 2017/18 season.
Myers, 24, is graduating from Loughborough University where she was players’ player of the season 2016/17, won an outstanding contribution to hockey award and was one of three shortlisted as University Sportswoman of the Year 2017 across all sports. During her 5 years at Loughborough she was involved in the England U23 and U21 squads and named in National League North Conference Team of 2015/16. She has played Premier League indoor hockey for Reading HC and has also played abroad in Brisbane, Australia. Myers is a Level 2 coach, who has coached at all levels of the England Hockey youth system including at the prestigious Futures Cup, itself now hosted at St Albans HC.
Her move to St Albans sees Laura Myers team up alongside fellow Loughborough graduate and now Olympic Gold medal winner Hannah Macleod, with former GB Development Squad member Amie Hone. Myers will also work closely with St Albans and GB goalkeeping coach John Hurst, who hailed her as a “great asset to the club”. As the tangerines’ latest Club Development Member, under a scheme supported by the club’s 32 Corporate Partners, Myers will organise the club’s Pool Coaches Scheme, act as a Saturday coach for mainstream club teams and will coach youngsters at Sunday morning colts sessions.
Club President Mike Fordham QC said: “Laura is an outstanding hockey figure and a fantastic recruit. We are so delighted that, thanks to our sponsors and benefactors, our mainstream senior teams and young members will all benefit from Laura’s skilled coaching and inspirational leadership”.
Laura Myers said: “I am delighted to be joining such a passionate and ambitious club and I look forward to meeting everyone. I'd like to thank everyone at Loughborough Hockey for a fantastic 5 years and I now look forward to continuing my development and creating great memories at St Albans.”