FELIXSTOWE HOCKEY YOUTH SUCCESS CELEBRATED WITH HELP FROM ENGLAND STAR
Felixstowe Hockey Club’s youth section celebrated a fantastic season on Saturday with help from Olympic star and Team GB Hockey Goalkeeper George Pinner.
George visited the club to hand out the end of season youth awards, as well as present the very first George Pinner trophy for the best up and coming youth goalkeeper.
He spoke to the gathered youngsters and their families about the importance of enjoying their sport and training hard, and told the eager listeners about how it feels to play for your country. He then stayed to pose for photographs and sign autographs.
Rebecca Williams, head of youth at Felixstowe Hockey Club said: “Our youth members were thrilled to have Suffolk boy George present their awards and have a chance to talk to such a star about hockey.
“We have had a fantastic season with lots of youth success including having our u-10 mixed team crowned champions of the Suffolk Youth League, and yet another intake pushing us over 100 members. It was hard to pick just a few winners as they have all improved so much!”
Winners of the 2014 youth awards were:
|U6 Coaches Award – Bea Meades|
|U6 Best Player – Alex Williams|
|U8 Coaches Award – Ruby Duke|
|U8 Best Player – Aime Hunt|
|U10 Boys Coaches Award – Oscar Taylor|
|U10 Boys Best Player – Matthew Williams|
|U10 Girls Coaches Award – Connie Davies|
|U10 Girls Best Player – Sarah Bayfield|
|U12 Boys Coaches Award – Callum Aldous|
|U12 Boys Best Player – Samuel Wash|
|U12 Girls Coaches Award – Amelie Watling|
|U12 Girls best player – Izzy Strevens|
|U14 Boys Coaches Award – Ethan Milner-Moore|
|U14 Boys Best Player – James Hunt|
|U14 Girls Coaches Award – Maddy Chesterman|
|U14 Girls Best Player read out – Jasmine Slater|
|Harry Martin Outfield Player of the year award – Ben Hunt|
|George Pinner Goalkeeper of the year award – Stanley Walker|
To find out more about the club, including the youth and senior sections, visit www.felixstowehockeyclub.co.uk