PETE Scott has been appointed the new coach of Wallingford’s men’s performance squad.

He takes over the role at the MBBO Regional Division 1 club from Owain Dolan-Gray, who oversaw the first and second teams last season.

Scott, who plays for National League side Reading, is part of the senior international GB programme, and is hoping to be a success at Wallingford.

He said: “My club coaching philosophy is to play fast, aggressive, attacking hockey which will be hard work but is fun to play.

“I believe that making mistakes on the pitch isn’t an issue as long as you are trying to do the right things.

“So being adventurous and not being afraid to make mistakes in training will make you a better player when it comes to match days.”

Mike Latham, Wallingford’s vice chairman, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Pete to the club.

“Pete’s coaching philosophy matches Wallingford’s attacking hockey nature.

“The forthcoming season is already lining up to be a great one for the men’s 1st XI with the squad attracting five new players bolstering an already young and strong team.

“Attracting a host of new talent, there has never been a better time to be, or become part of, Wallingford Hockey Club.”

Olly Deasy remains the head coach of Wallingford’s ladies first and second teams.