Ballymoney Hockey Club stalwart Liz Lamont has been appointed as Vice President of the Ulster Hockey Union, a great honour for the long club serving member.
“I received a call from outgoing President Ann Rosa a few weeks ago and she said ‘Are you sitting down?’
“I had no idea what she was going to say to me so then she asked me if I would be interested in standing for the position and I was absolutely shocked. I had never considered anything like that before so it was quite mind blowing to be asked,” commented Liz.
“It is a massive privilege to be asked and it is a great honour for me and for Ballymoney Hockey Club and I am delighted to see someone from this area to get taking on the role of Vice President for Liz is the first step towards next year’s role as President of the UWHU. “I will mainly be learning the ropes this season,” added Liz. “
“If there are matches or functions the President can’t attend then I will step in but I will find out a lot more of what it entails at a board meeting this month.”
With 30 years under her belt at Ballymoney Hockey Club in numerous capacities, from player to match secretary and her current position as President, Liz has a wealth of experience and knowledge she will bring to her newly appointed role.
“My role of Vice President this year shouldn’t affect what I do at Ballymoney Hockey Club too much so I will continue in my second term as President and also continue as match secretary. However, next year might be a different matter and I might need to take a step back from things but I know I have a fantastic committee behind me because Ballymoney is such a great club.
“I believe I have a lot to contribute as Vice President and next year as president and it comes at a time when there is a lot happening within women’s hockey.
“Yes it will be a big undertaking but it is a massive privilage to be asked and I am looking forward to getting stuck in. When you love what you are doing it makes it easy to throw yourself into things and give 100%.
“I have had so many lovely comments and personal messages on facebook and texts.
“I feel so honoured to be thought of and acknowledged in such a way and to be honest I still find it all a bit mind blowing.
“I would like to say a special thanks to my family for their support. Without their help and encouragement I would not be able to undertake this role.”