Somerset Sliders becomes Taunton’s first Ice-Hockey team!

April Fools

Following on from our earlier announcement at the Cooper Associates County Ground, we have a further exciting announcement to make – and you could become involved!


We are delighted to announce that we have formed an Ice-Hockey team aptly named the Somerset Sliders. Led by former Somerset favourite and ice fanatic Alfonso Thomas, we will be scouting the local area for exceptional ice-talent to fill the remaining spaces as we look to build a squad of up to 15 players.

CEO Guy Lavender is excited by the new direction the Club is taking; “Bringing ice hockey to Taunton and the South West was beyond our initial expectations, however, when John Wrinkton from the GB National Ice Hockey Association got in touch, it was just too big an opportunity to turn down!

“We have used our contacts locally and already have some potential talent lined up but if you are an Ice-Hockey enthusiast then please do get in touch. We will be looking to hold trials once our Cricket season ends and we will be organising local derby warm up matches with our nearest neighbours “The Swindon Wildcats” and “Cardiff Devils” soon. Ticket information will be announced in due course.”