Hockey club ready for new season
Yate Hockey Club are looking forward to the new season after a successful campaign last time round with several of their members receiving awards and national recognition.
The club, who have three ladies teams, two men’s teams and a thriving junior section recently held their annual President’s Day HockeyFest, which raised £320 for Brain Tumour Charity.
A successful 2017/18 season saw the ladies second team win their league and secure promotion into North Division in the West Club Women’s Hockey League. The U14 girls won the Avon Junior Hockey League in their age category.
Within the Junior section Lucie Goulden, Charlotte Hollywood and Will Newell have been invited to join the England Hockey Bristol Performance Centre (for those aged 14-17) and numerous others will be attending the academy and development centre.
Andy Newell received the Richard Powell Memorial award, presented by Avon County Women’s Hockey Umpires’ Association. Andy undertook his first umpire training less than 3 years ago but has since played a central role in umpiring for the club and beyond. The Richard Powell Memorial Award recognises the huge contribution that Andy makes to umpiring within the local area, and the commitment he has shown to developing his umpiring career.
As the club continue to strengthen their junior section and as players progress into adult hockey the club continue to look for new members; young and old, returning or new to hockey. Anyone interested in joining should visit the clubs website: www.yatehockey.com