Mike Hughes, the top coach and director of hockey for the Outdated Georgians’ males’s staff, has introduced he’ll step down in Could after a exceptional 10-year tenure that remodeled the membership into England champions.
The Outdated Georgians made their Euro Hockey League debut in October and have already secured a spot in Europe subsequent season as leaders within the English common season. They goal to clinch back-to-back nationwide championships subsequent weekend at Surbiton throughout the finals weekend.
Hughes appears ahead to ending his time with the Surrey membership on a excessive observe, having guided them from the regional leagues to profitable promotion to the Premier Division in 2020 and finally claiming the title in 2022.
In a social media submit about his determination to step down, Hughes expressed pleasure within the unprecedented success the membership has skilled throughout his 5 years as Director of Hockey. He believes now could be the fitting time for another person to take the reins and start the subsequent chapter of the Outdated Georgians’ journey.
Hughes plans to take pleasure in some relaxation and rest this summer time, even perhaps taking a vacation in August. He additionally appears ahead to reflecting on the optimistic tradition, processes, and noteworthy achievements the membership has loved throughout his time as head coach and director of hockey.
He expressed gratitude to everybody he has labored with throughout his tenure, together with volunteers, board members, gamers, captains, coaches, employees, opponents, and your entire Georgian Household, for serving to make their bold desires a actuality. Hughes particularly acknowledged Jonny Stephens for his unwavering assist, stating that none of their accomplishments would have been attainable with out him.
As he prepares to step down, Hughes hopes to share a beer with everybody within the coming weeks to precise his appreciation and appears ahead to seeing whether or not the staff can win the ultimate section of the present season.