Harpenden HC News story

60 Seconds With ... Adam Cole

09 Nov 2020

This week, as part of a new series looking at the people who make up Harpenden Hockey Club, we caught up with one of the characters - Adam Cole - to find out a little bit more about him! 


Q. How / when did you start playing hockey?

A. I started playing hockey when I was 12. I had a disagreement with my football coach and joined HHC as a youngster 2 weeks later.


Q. Best thing about playing at Harpenden? 

A. That's an easy question - the social side. I've got so many friends at the club and met so many more people because of it. 


Q. Your favourite memory at the club? 

A. Beating Broxbourne in a top of the table clash a few years ago. We had gone with the bare 11 and were under pressure all game, yet managed to keep the score to 1-1. We had barely been in their half but managed to score the winner with the last touch of the game. A very satisfying win for us.


Q. Which team do you most enjoy beating?

A. Potters Bar. We've been playing them a lot in past seasons and the games are always very close.


Q. Away from hockey, if you could do anything, what would your dream job be?

A. This is tough. Probably a doctor or perhaps a drug researcher.


Q. If you had an entrance song played every time you ran out onto the pitch, what would it be? 

A. Eye of the Tiger


Q. What is something that people might be surprised to learn about you?

A. I've only just turned 28! Apparently I've aged badly, so people are always surprised by that.


Q. If you were hosting a dinner party and could invite four famous people - living or dead - who would you choose?

A. Cleopatra, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Vincent van Gogh. Seems like a fun crowd, although perhaps not the most civilised. 


Q. If you were stranded on a deserted island with a current team-mate, who are you choosing?

A. Jason Hall works for a brewery, so hopefully he can teach me how to create beer!