These web pages would not have been possible without the help of the late Peter Collins . Peter’s contribution to everything we did on the official Manchester Storm site was huge and we all wish he was still with us today. RIP Peter.
Mark Jones watched his first game of hockey in January 1986 when Durham Wasps played the Fife Flyers. He first visited the Manchester Arena by climbing a 100 ft ladder to access what is now the Hunts Bank entrance! He was at the first game at the arena … and here’s the ticket to prove it!
Mark edited the official website for three years and has reported on the Manchester Storm for local and national radio. He now lives and works in Gloucestershire and has to go to Cardiff / Coventry / Swindon to watch hockey. The only advantage of this is that he also got to watch the new Manchester Storm’s first ever competitive game too !
Photographs on this site were taken mainly by Andy Yates, Dominique Bailey, Matthew Keppie and Carl Johnstone. Credits given throughout when specific photographer is known. Additional photo images sourced via inthecrease.co.uk Other photos (mostly the long range ones ..) taken by Mark Jones.
Thanks also to Mr Liam Sluyter and his book “Seasons to be Cheerful” for some first season memory jogging … and a mention in his second book “A Game of Three Halves”