Lions Sign GB International Maby
The Lee Valley Lions have added a third goaltender to their ranks with the addition of Great Britain Women’s International Robyn Maby.
Robyn, played for the Lions previously in 2009/10, alongside Guildford Lightning. The next season she went on to University, where she joined up with the Sheffield Shadows and earned her call up to GB. Before joining Lee Valley, Robyn was a junior at Haringey alongside current Lions Nick Alley & Chris Fox.
Recently Robyn has been living and working in China, but has been skating with the Lions in pre-season.
“After living abroad for the past three years it’s great to finally get back on the ice and be given the opportunity to lace up again for the Lions. Having a former goalie as a coach and who is enthusiastic about endorsing women in hockey is also an added bonus in my favour!
I look forward to the coming season, and being a part of the team.”
Head Coach George Alley on the newest addition to the club.
“I’ve known Robyn a long time. She’s a fantastic athlete and fiercely competitive which fits the character profile I want in this squad. She’ll be excellent competition for James (Andrew) & Brett (Shepherd).
“I’m keen to encourage more female players to integrate in the men’s leagues as there some very gifted players who are being overlooked.”
“More women’s players, particularly those in the GB set up should be given opportunities in the men’s leagues, and should be challenging themselves to step up in NIHL 2 at least! Lucy Gruber (Invicta Mustangs) & Abbie Sylvester (Chelmsford Warriors) did it last year, and Ruth Cattell was a regular here for some time.”
You Can view Robyn’s Stats in the link below.
Tickets are now on sale for our pre-season match on Sunday 3rd of September away to Streatham IHC. Face off is at 5:30pm in South London and tickets can be bought online at Streatham-Hockey.co.uk. Prices are £10 for adults & £6 for concessions.