Suffolk Youth League comes to Exciting Conclusion!
The Suffolk Youth Hockey league for teams at u-10 and u-12 level came to a close on Sunday 8th February.
The league has been running since September 2014, and in that period 31 junior teams from across the county have competed against each other to become champions of their respective girls, boys and mixed leagues. Teams entered into the league played each other three separate times.
The u-10 mixed league was won by Felixstowe Hockey Club.
Head of Youth Hockey Rebecca Williams said: “The future is bright for hockey in Felixstowe. Our u-10s played some outstanding games against tough competitors in their league and were consistently working together as a team to score goals, keep goals out and most importantly, have fun. We are thrilled that our commitment to developing youth hockey here in Felixstowe is paying off.”
The u-12 boys league was won by Ipswich and East Suffolk Hockey Club whilst the u-12 girls league was won by Ipswich Hockey Club.
Rebecca added: “We are happy to have hosted some youth league games here in Felixstowe and it is brilliant to see so many young people enjoying their sport, developing their skills, having fun and making new friends. Team sports teach young people so many key skills and competition at a junior level is something FHC is committed to developing further.”
The next competition on the agenda for the regions young hockey players is the IN2Hockey event which commences on February 22nd 2015. This is a regional competition into which the top two teams from the Suffolk competition qualify to represent their county.
Felixstowe Hockey Club have been recognised by governing body England Hockey for their outstanding achievements in developing youth hockey. They were crowned ‘England Hockey Club of the Year’ for 2014 and a plaque celebrating the award is being unveiled by the Mayor, Councillor Graham Newman on 1st March.
The award recognised the long list of achievements by the club, including the Men’s 1st Team gaining promotion to East Premier A, establishing a new ladies 3rd team, establishing a new men’s 4th team, seeing over 100 youth members train each week, the under 10s team winning both Suffolk Leagues, the under 10 boys and girls qualifying for the regional IN2Hockey finals, setting up a satellite club with the local school, new after school clubs being established in the community, hosting the first schools festival and finally achieving ClubFirst status.
To find out more about the club, including the youth and senior sections, visit www.felixstowehockeyclub.co.uk
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