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U10's Steal the Show

By Nik Bentley

After another Successful Weekend for Hertford Junior Section

The Junior Section of the club had a big weekend with the In2Hockey Herts County Finals taking place at Oaklands College and also the U16 Girls competing in the Regional Finals of England Hockey Tier I competition.

In2Hockey Herts County Finals
• First up on Sunday was the U12 age group, with the club enter 2 sides in the U12 Girls and Boys age groups.

  • U12 Boys A Team were unfortunate to lose a close semi-final after winning their group comfortably winning all 4 games without conceding, and then lost in the 3rd/4th place play-off on penalty flicks. The B Team but in some excellent performances against St Albans A and Blueharts A (both finalists) with Elliot Mari outstanding, and they did win against Harpenden.
  • The U12 Girls A Team lost the semi-final against eventual winners Blueharts A, but then won the 3rd/4th place off against St Albans A to claim 3rd place. The B Team, despite being in a tough group, losing narrowly to both finalist (Blueharts and Bishops Stortford), but winning against Broxbourne

• In the afternoon the U10’s took centre stage
  • The U10 Boys winning 4 of their six games (W1-0 vs Bishops Stortford, W3-0 vs St Albans B, W1-0 vs Blueharts B, L1-0 vs Blueharts A, L4-0 vs St Albans A and finally W3-0 vs Broxbourne). This guaranteed them qualification to the Regional Finals (Picture Mattew Thomas, Kit Skillet, Hal Head, Alex Bond, Barney Heard, Aaron White, Roly Heard, Isaac Lewis)
  • The U10 Girls had two sides, both undefeated on the day. The A Team won the whole tournament, having won their group matches vs Blueharts B W2-0, vs Letchworth D0-0, and vs St Albans A W1-0. They then defeated Blueharts A 2-0 in the semi-final and went to beat St Albans A 3-0 in the final. The B team despite not being able to progress from the group stages, winning two games and drawing one.

Team in picture L to R, Florrie Pidduck, Emily McKenna, Lois Quinn, Cate Aylwin, Sabrina Quinlivan. Bottom, Evie MacRae, Jess Reynolds, Georgie Marsden (GK).

EH Tier 1 Competition – Regional Finals
• The U16 Girls qualified for the Regional Finals of England premier junior tournament being held at Southgate. They were placed in group with Cambridge, Chelmsford and Old Loughtonian’s, clubs with major resources and history behind them. Despite the opponents the girls acquitted themselves excellent and despite losing two of their 3 games (including narrowly losing to eventual group winners Cambridge), the girls played some excellent Hockey over the day and can proud of their achievement reaching this stage of the tournament.
• Team – Mia Brown, Emily Palmer, Emily Rollins, Kathryn Rollins, Niamh Hartnett, Molly Hobson, Cerys Evans, Ayla Heslop-Moore, Lily Luke, Elizabeth McKenna, Emily Parry, Evie Reynolds and Emily Storey

The U16 Girls have also qualified for the finals of the Homes Counties League which will be on the 24th March.

The club’s junior section reputation continues to grow, becoming one of the strongest not just in the County, but also the Region. It has a strong and dedicated coaching team, but is always on the lookout for new players and coaches to add to its teams.

The club will also be running Hockey Camps over the Easter and Summer Holidays, for players of all abilities, giving youngsters the opportunity to be coached by some of the International Coaches. Camp details are HERE

Please check our website for contact details HERE

Updated 09:11 - 14 Mar 2019 by Nik Bentley

Where next?

Easter Hockey Camps In Association with 1-2-1 Hockey Coaching

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Fixtures
Fri 22 Mar
h
Girls U16 Squad Awards Night
Friendly TBC
h
Girls U14 Squad Awards Night
Friendly 18:30
Sat 23 Mar
h
Friendly 09:15
a
Ladies 3rd XI Letchworth 3
League 10:00
a
Ladies Academy St Albans Bodiceas
League 11:00
h
Mens 3rd XI Bedford 4
League 11:30
a
League 12:00
h
Ladies 1st XI West Herts 3
League 12:00
a
Ladies 4th XI Bishops Stortford 5
League 12:00
a
Friendly 13:00
h
Mens 1st XI Witham 1
League 13:30
a
Mens 4th XI Potters Bar 3
League 13:30
h
Ladies 2nd XI Bishops Stortford 3
League 15:00
h
Mens Stags Blueharts 6
League 16:30
Sun 24 Mar
a
Tournament 09:00
a
Tournament 09:00
a
Girls U10 Squad Essex Finals (@Old Loughts)
Tournament 09:00
a
Tournament 09:15
a
Tournament 09:15
h
Girls U14 Squad Felixstowe
League C – C
C
a
Girls U12 Squad Essex Finals (Old Loughts)
Tournament 11:45
a
Tournament 12:00
a
Tournament 12:00
a
Tournament 12:15
a
Girls U14 Squad St Albans Tournament
Tournament 12:50
h
Girls U16 Squad Home Counties League Final
Tournament 13:00
a
Tournament 13:25
Wed 27 Mar
h
Girls U14 Squad Bishops Stortford
League 19:15
Sat 30 Mar
a
Mens 3rd XI Broxbourne 4
League 10:00
a
Mens 4th XI TBC
Friendly 10:00
a
Mens Stags Royston 3
League 10:00
a
Ladies 1st XI Berkhamsted & Hemel 1
League 12:00
h
Mens 2nd XI Blueharts 4
League 13:30

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