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Hockey - Brooklands Hockey Club
4:16pm Monday 16th September 2013 in Sport
BROOKLANDS Hockey Club held its national club weekend on Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th September and showcased some exceptional talent throughout the club. The event, sponsored by Harvester and endorsed by England Hockey, was a roaring success with wins for both the men’s and ladies 1stXIs in their first Conference North league matches of the season.
Elsewhere during the day the men’s 2ndXI drew 2-2 in their final pre-season friendly vs Bowdon, whilst the ladies 2ndXI continued a very successful pre-season with a 1-0 win over Didsbury who currently play in the league above. Following the men’s 1stXI game, the ladies 1stXI took on the men’s 1stXI in a penalty shuffle shown down. Despite some great commitment from the ladies, and the grazes to prove it, the men came away with a 3-1 win. Members of the junior section then took on the 1stXI keepers and it is safe to say that the future of the club is looking very bright if these youngsters are anything to go by.
The weather held out perfectly to ensure everyone could enjoy the onsite barbeque in the evening and everyone got behind the club and took part in one of the most successful raffles the club has ever run, raising substantial funds to help support the clubs future development.
Sunday saw more than 80 juniors aged 4-16 come down for coaching in the morning, with the Hockey Nation gifts from England hockey going down a treat with everyone involved. The weekend was rounded off perfectly with the men proceeding to the 3rd round of the Cheshire cup in a crowd-pleasing 3-2 win over local rivals Timperley.
Brooklands Hockey Club Men’s Chairman, Steve Andrews said: ‘The weekend has been a huge success. Both 1stXIs had the perfect starts to their league campaigns, and everyone at the club really got into the spirit of the weekend, showcasing not only the talent and opportunities our club offers, but also how enjoyable hockey can be for players at all levels.’
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