The Bristol Honda Pitbulls are delighted to announce the signing of Bayley Harewood for the 2024-25 season.

The former Basingstoke Bison and Telford Tiger has featured in BS10 for the previous two seasons, leading the team in points with 55 in 50 games.

The 20 year old set the rink alight with his dazzling displays of puck handling and his scoring prowess.

Pitbulls fans will be hoping he can reach that next level and see him become one of the leagues top players.

He started his playing career in Cardiff with the Devils at the Under 15 level where he amassed 43 points in 12 games before moving on to play triple A hockey in Canada.

He moved back to the UK where the Welshman joined the Basingstoke Bison in 2020 where he featured in 40 games.

He then moved on to play for Bracknell’s Bees and the Telford Tigers before finding his way to BS10 with the Bristol Pitbulls.

Alongside his club career, Bayley has also appeared 10 times for Great Britain’s under 20’s scoring five goals and seven assists.

Harewood has 88 points in 79 games for the club and he is excited to be back with the team for this season. He said:

“Bristol is a very exciting place to play with a lot of energy and the fans are amazing, they get behind you even when things aren’t going your way. I’m looking forward to see what the team is going to bring this season and I’m looking for us to have a strong start to the season. I’m happy to be back in the organisation and i cant wait to get going!”.

Head coach Bari McKenzie is also very happy to have Bayley back stating:

“Bayley was a key member of the team last season so for me it was massive to bring him  back. Bayley had a lot of interest in him this summer so it was huge for us  to get the deal over the line. 

“I believe, Bayley will take his complete game to another level this season and continue to develop into one of the best players in the NIHL. Having a player like Bayley play every night with a smile on his face will give us better chance to win games and I am super excited to work with him”.