36 year old Anthony Leone is no stranger to the Invicta Dynamos having iced for the team for eight seasons over three separate stints. His relationship with the club began in 2006 when he arrived in Gillingham from the Chelmsford Chieftains and, after an initial four year stay between 2006 and 2010 and another three season spell in Kent between 2012 and 2015, he was back with the side for 2018/19.
Leone has made 346 appearances for the Dynamos – the fourth highest total in the club’s 22 year history – and in that time he has tallied 140 goals, 137 assists and so 277 points. He will be hoping to add to that tally further still however he will now do so with the added responsibility provided by the role of player / coach.
“I’m looking to implement a fast and aggressive style of play with a mix of both young and experienced players that never give up. My aim is to create a professional environment and bring the best out of all the squad, especially those with less experience. I really want to bring through a good, young and local core of players that will stay with the club for years to come and believe we have the potential to do that.
“The Dynamos are a club used to winning trophies and I will be doing everything in my power to make that happen again. I admit to being slightly nervous taking up the role, as I have big shoes to fill following on from Kevin Parrish who was hugely successful, but I’m excited about the new challenge and what we can achieve. I want to win as much as possible and fill this rink up with fans again. The supporters of this club have always been incredible and I’d just ask them to get behind me and the rest of the boys next season, sing loud and proud and help us put this team back where it belongs”.