Member Story Of The Month

December 2019 Member Of The Month: Phil Thompson

Phil has been a member here at Astley Sports Village since January 2013. Throughout his time with us he has shown total consistency in his training and very much focused on his training outcomes, for not only his own general fitness but his sport specific conditioning as a high level underwater hockey player.

His training program can consist of two sessions a day with Gym sessions in the morning and water sessions later in the evening. Phil splits his training between aerobic fitness required for the aerobic intensity of underwater hockey alongside incorporating separate High Intensity Sessions such as, Metafit to maximise his speed, agility, power and reaction times in the water.

To compete and perform as well as he does requires commitment, consistency and work rate in his training and this is very much evidenced here at Astley Sports Village. For those who know Phil, especially the early bird morning members, know he is a popular face in the morning, gets involved in the banter between members as well as staff and members. He has a great sense of humour and has very much supported the journey Astley Sports Village has been on over the years.

What is also a key reason for Phil being recognised through this Member Of The Month reward system we have, is the dedication, commitment and drive to help the younger generations access, play and develop into young athletes for Underwater Hockey. Phil devotes an incredible amount of his time and is so passionate to provide opportunities for all young people to come and try Underwater Hockey. Phil’s drive to create, support and guide those young athletes into high quality teams has seen his young athletes represent Great Britain at many national and international events all over the world.

This passion, drive and commitment is very much mirrored by ourselves at Astley Sports Village and to have Phil a long term member, who shares that same drive and passion is fantastic and will always do our best to support Phil’s Underwater Hockey organisation in anyway we can.

Well done Phil


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Astley Sports Village Fitness Team