What a year it has been for the Club – our adventures have taken us to Swindon, Sheffield and North of the Border to Dundee. We started 2015 as Eastern Crusade and finished the year as the newly named RAF Vulcans – RAF Champions 2015.
2014 and early 2015 saw us say goodbye to a number of players; 2015 would see new faces and the development of the squad.
A punishing defeat at the hands of local rivals, Dinamo, in March came hard. May saw a small team travel to Swindon for a 2 day rec tournament; our very own Russian Messiah, Vasiliy Zorin, picked up the trophy for ‘Best Forward of the Tournament’.
Into June, and the team were Sheffield bound for the Tri-Service Tournament – an excellent week of hockey, which was enjoyed by everyone and the lads exhibited a true sense of team spirit.
With spirits bolstered off the back of a great tournament, the committee worked hard behind the scenes on the re-branding of the club and everyone looked forward to the launch of the RAF Vulcans at RAF Champs in Dundee. The Club took 2 teams to Dundee and the final day saw underdogs, the Vulcans White, beat the Bluewings in a tense final to win the RAF Champs trophy.
It has been an amazing year, full of emotions, pride and team spirit and it has been my privilege and pleasure to document the Club’s exciting journey.