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Harleston Magpies Hockey Taster Course a Huge Success

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Press Release 11 June 2017

Harleston Magpies Hockey Taster Course a Huge Success

Friday 9 June saw Harleston Magpies Hockey Club open up its pitches for the first of this year’s hockey taster evenings for boys and girls in school years one ‎to seven.

An amazing response to flyers, posters and social media saw over 80 youngsters take part in the first session. Almost all were completely new to the sport and to the popular local club.

After sticks were provided and warm up exercises completed, the lead coaches, ably assisted by club members both old and young, introduced youngsters to the basic skills of the game before completing the evening with some mini hockey matches.

‘We were thrilled with how well this evening went and to see so many new youngsters at Magpies’, commented James Smith, Magpies Boys Youth Development Officer. ‘Hockey remains one of the highest participant sports in the country and is growing across the age spectrums year on year. The GB Ladies Olympic gold in 2016 is still inspiring and swelling support for our sport. The atmosphere created by our new recruits and their enthusiasm for giving hockey a go made for a really enjoyable evening.’

Magpies location in the heart of the Waveney Valley ‎just outside Harleston provides the club with a great pool of local villages and towns to provide hockey for. This year’s course has attracted youngsters from over 20 local primary schools like Harleston, Dickleburgh, Mendham, Hoxne, Gislingham, Laxfield, Debenham, Pulham, Worlingworth to name just a few.

‘We don’t know yet if we’ve found a star of the future, but there were certainly some very promising signs’, said Richard Larkin, one of the lead youth coaches at the club. ‘Last night we encouraged 80 boys and girls to think about hockey as a sport for their future. We hope they will come and join the club this autumn and carry on with hockey as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.’

‎The Hockey Taster Course continues every Friday up to and including 7 July 2017. For more details see the Clubs website

www.magpies-hockey.co.uk

Pictured: Seth Read, a Magpies young coach, with some of the youngsters at the hockey taster course. Photo credit – Bex Pottruff, Harleston Magpies

For more information please contact Bex Pottruff,
Press and Publicity Officer for Harleston Magpies Hockey Club on

bex.pottruff@yahoo.com

 or 07500 945247

 

HMHC Summer Camps 2017

HARLESTON MAGPIES HOCKEY CLUB SUMMER CAMPS 2017

TUESDAY JULY 25th, THURSDAY AUGUST 3rd,
THURSDAY AUGUST 10th and 
MONDAY AUGUST 14th

FOR GIRLS AND BOYS AGED 9-14 YEARS OLD
(No exceptions)
COST £12 per day. NO REFUNDS 10.00am-4.00pm each day
NON CLUB MEMBERS ARE VERY WELCOME
THE COURSE WILL BE RUN BY MAGPIES COACHES

THE INITIAL BRIEFING STARTS AT 9.50am PLEASE BE PROMPT TO SECURE YOUR PLACE PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE APPLICATION FORM AS PER BELOW

Click here to download application form: summer-camp-2017

DO NOT JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY

ORGANISER: NICK MCALLEN 01508 493269 Nickmcallen@hotmail.com

This course is for outfield players and GKs. Please identify on the form if you are a GK. All coaching takes place on the astro so trainers or astro shoes are essential. No studs. Please bring a stick, mouth guard, shin pads and if possible a hockey glove. Please bring a packed lunch and drink for the day. Water top ups will be available at The Club. The Clubhouse bar will not be open for additional food or refreshments. Please bring clothes suitable for the weather including sun tan cream if appropriate.

PLEASE RETURN THE APPLICATION FORM WITH A CHEQUE MADE PAYABLE TO Nick McAllen and send it to Nick McAllen at 46, Rectory Lane, Poringland, Norwich NR14 7SL

Direct payment details can be supplied on request.
NOT A SUITABLE COURSE FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS 

HMHC Youth Awards Evening – Friday 19 May 2017

Press Release 21 May 2017

Harleston Magpies celebrate bumper crop of youngsters at annual youth awards!

Harleston Magpies Hockey Club Youth Section celebrated a bumper crop of youngsters at their annual Youth Awards Evening on Friday 19 May. Over one hundred children played games and crowded into the Clubhouse to see the lucky recipients of the highly prized annual awards, presented by two young first team players, Maria Andrews and Archie Winters.

Boys Development Officer James Smith said: ‘We had 121 girls and boys from 7 to 16 celebrating a brilliant year of youth hockey at our annual youth awards ceremony on Friday 19 May. We have been so impressed by the high numbers of youngsters joining us this season, on the back of Great Britain’s Olympic hockey win and our active outreach programme with schools.’

He continued: ‘It’s been a tremendous season with success at regional level for several of our teams, and the bonus of being able to field more girls and boys teams than ever before at tournaments across the county.’

Club Youth Chairman David Johnson praised the attitude of the youngsters saying: ‘Our awards evening was a terrific night. We start with mixed team games with girls and boys from 7 upwards, which are always great fun and highly competitive, then move onto the serious stuff with presentation of awards. It’s great to hear the children guessing who might have won what! They all conducted themselves brilliantly, and were a real credit to the club. Well done to all the winners on the night!’

If you fancy getting your kids involved in hockey, check out the summer taster courses running in June and July at Harleston Magpies Hockey Club on their website at www.magpies-hockey.co.uk

Presentations were made by first team players Maria Andrews and Archie Winter

U9 Boys Most Improved Player
U9 Player of the Season
U9 Player of the Season (2)
U10 Boys Player of the Season
U10 Most Improved Player
U10 Most Improved Player (2)
U10 Player of the Season
U11 Girls Most Improved Player
U11 Boys Most Improved Player
U11 Boys Player of the Season
U11 Girls Player of the Season
U12 Boys Most Improved Player
U12 Boys Player of the Season
U12 Girls Player of the Season
U13 Boys Most Improved Player
U13 Boys Player of the Season
U13 Girls Most Improved Player
U13 Girls Player of the Season
Boys Dev Player of the Season
Girls Dev Player of the Season
Girls dev Most Improved Player
U14 Boys Most Improved Player
U14 Boys Player of the Season
U14 Girls Most Improved Player
U14 Girls Player of the Season
U15 Girls Most Improved Player
U15 Boys Most Improved Player
U15 Girls Player of the Season

 

Results – National Youth Outdoor Competitions 2016/17

NATIONAL YOUTH OUTDOOR COMPETITIONS 2016/17

U14 GIRLS
Manager/Coach: John Pope
01728 748201 07960 884366
popejr
(Midlands League 4)
Sunday 16 October v Norwich City (A) 1.45 3-3 D
Sunday 6 November v Bury St Edmunds (H) 10. 15 (W) 10-1 W
Sunday 20 November v Cambridge City (A) 12.45 2-1 W
Sunday 5 February v Norwich Dragons (H) 11.00 (W) 11-1 W
Sunday 19 February v Pelicans (A) 12.30 2-2 D
Sunday 2 April (Regionals – Leicester GS)
v Reading 1-2 L , v Cirencester 0-2 L, v Leicester 7-0 W

U16 GIRLS
Manager/Coach: Nick McAllen
01508 493269 nickmcallen@hotmail.com
(Midlands League 1)
Sunday 16 October v Bury St Edmunds (H) W/O W
Sunday 6 November v Norwich City (A) 1.45 1-1 D
Sunday 20 November v Sudbury (H) 4-1 W
Sunday 5 February v Norwich Dragons (A) 12.00 4-0 W
Sunday 19 February v Pelicans (H) 11.00 (W) W/O W
Sunday 12 March (Regionals – Pool B, Stourport HC)
v Saffron Walden 3-0 W, v Stourport 0-3 L,
v Oxford Hawks 1-1 D

U18 GIRLS
Manager/Coach: Rob Sorrell
07806 821524 robertsorrell86
1st Rd Sunday 16 October v Old Loughtonians (A) 2.30 9-3 W
2nd Rd Sunday 6 November v Dereham (A) 2.00 6-5 W on penalty strokes after a 3-3 draw in normal time
3rd Rd Sunday 20 November v Norwich City (A) 15-0 W
Q/F Sunday 19 February v Beeston (H) 12.45 (W) 1-7 L

U14 BOYS
Manager/Coach: Chris Hall
01508 548198
christopherhall45
(East League 2)
Sunday 16 October v Bury St Edmunds (A) 2.00 9-1 W
Sunday 6 November v Sudbury (H) 10.45 (S) 8-0 W
Sunday 20 November v IES (H) 4-2 W
Sunday 5 Febuary v Norwich City (A) 1.45 4-3 W
Sunday 26 March (Regionals – Pool B, HMHC)
v Cambridge City 0-1 L, v Southgate 2-0 W, v Sevenoaks 1-2 L

U16 BOYS
Manager/Coach:
(East League 2)
Sunday 16 October v Bishops Stortford (A) W/O L
Sunday 6 November v Braintree (H) W/O L
Sunday 20 November v Ipswich (A)*
Sunday 5 February v Norwich City (A)*
Sunday 19 February v Pelicans (H)*
* team withdrawn from the competition due to
a lack of players in this age group this season

U18 BOYS
Manager/Coach: Stuart Peters
07584-054075
stuartpeters66@sky.com
Rd 1 – Sunday 16 October – bye
Rd 2 – Sunday 6 November v Bedford (H) 12.00 (W) W/O W
Rd 3 – Sunday 20 November v Norwich Dragons (H) 5-4 L on strokes after a 2-2 D in normal time

HMHC – Youth Development Officer – Nick McAllen

Harleston Magpies – Youth Development Officer

This is to let you know that Nick McAllen has decided after 27 years to step down as Girls Youth Development Officer at the end of the season. For many years he held the Boys Development post as well. The Club is indebted to Nick for the long hours that he is put in, both in coaching and administering the Youth Section of the Club. There is no doubt that much of the Club’s success at both Junior and Senior level has been built on the firm foundations that Nick has been responsible for building. This is true for both teams who have achieved success at National level, and individuals, some of whom have achieved International honours – or who just now enjoy an afternoon of hockey! Nick’s outstanding long service was recognised by the presentation of the Rushworth Ward Trophy at the Club’s 2015/2016 Awards evening. Our best wishes go to Nick, Shirley and their family who will no doubt continue to contribute to the Club in the future.

We are grateful that Nick has indicated that he wishes to carry on as part of the coaching team and will be available to support those who take over the baton from him. To this end a job description for a Youth Development Officer or Officers will be available on the website shortly. If you want to discuss the role or contribute (even in a partial capacity) please make contact with myself or Nick.

David Johnson

Chair, Youth Committee
23/1/17

HMHC – Youth Awards Evening – Friday 6 May 2016

Harleston Magpies Youth Awards 2015/2016

With the 2015/2016 now coming to a close Harleston Magpies celebrated the success of their youth set up with an evening of mixed hockey and presentations for all those under 16.

However before the player presentations commenced David Johnson, Chairman of the Magpies thriving youth section thanked all those who have made this season happen; the membership coordinators and team administrators, Monday, Wednesday and Friday night coaches and assistants, team mangers and assistants, parent taxi services and of course all the youngsters for their hard work and dedication at training session and being available for mini tournaments and age group competitions.

This season has seen Magpies field the most youth teams ever with two age group squads at all major mini tournaments and three U12 girls teams with all both boys and girls U10 and U12 teams making it through to the East Finals where on Super Saturday the girls U10 and boys U12 became East Champions! The boys U12 now going on to play at the National finals on 14th May

Whilst at U14, 16 level all teams (except the U14 girls) progressed to the Midlands/East knock out format of the National Cup competition. The U16 girls reached the semi-final stage of the Indoor National Finals and narrowly missed out on a place at the outdoor National finals on goal difference. The U18 girls reached the Regional Indoor Finals and outdoors the quarter final of the Plate.

Congratulations to Molly Redgrove and Rose Winter on their selection for the England U16s and to Abby Gooderham on her selection for the England U18s.

Whilst at U18 level the boys achieve National success winning the U18 National Indoor tournament.

The future looks bright for the club if players continue to train hard, enjoy their hockey and as a youth section we have the support of our parents in developing players through coaching, matches and assisting with the administration this brings.

The evening was then passed over to Nick McAllen and James Smith to conduct with the announcement of Player of the Season for each age group and Most Improved. To present the awards and inspire the next generation Abby Gooderham from the Ladies’ 1st team and England U18s presented the girls’ awards and Tom Ridley current Men’s 1st team player and winner of Player of the Season at U13, U14 and U16 level presented the boys’ awards.

The winners were:

Age Group Player of the Season

(Boys)

Most Improved

(Boys)

Player of the Season

(Girls)

Most Improved

(Girls)

U9 Henry Brice Ben Currie Beth Gardens Harriet Soper
U10 Charlie Hall Jacob Ash Anna Cogdell Tilly Dodds
U11 Sam Emms Jacob Fairweather Emma Williamson Grace Clarke
U12 Elliot Chapman Elliott Cooper Amy Collison/Georgie Gardens Grace Robertson
U13 Oli Hall Graham Mobbs Georgie Cantrell Alice Wiseman
U14 Haydn Macaulay Arthur Johnson Amelia Herschel-Shorland/Phoebe Eglington Emily Woollatt
U15 Alex Kilbourn Jack Robertson Amelia Preece Mia King
Development Morgan Manly Louis Calvert Grace Collison/Beth Moodie Victoria Spouncer

 

Presentations made by 1st team players Abby Gooderham and Thomas Ridley.

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HARLESTON MAGPIES JUNIOR HOCKEY COACHING 2015/2016

HARLESTON MAGPIES
JUNIOR HOCKEY COACHING
2015/2016

The following notice will shortly be appearing in the local media, e.g. Harleston Grapevine, Community News, IceniPost.com and Diss Express.

If you have a young relative or friend who is interested in joining one of these coaching sessions they will be very welcome.

Please contact Nick or James as shown.

Junior Hockey Coaching is back for the 2015/2016 season at Harleston Magpies starting as follows:

Girls U8’s, U10’s and U12’s
Friday 4th September 6pm till 7.30pm

Girls U 14’s          
Wednesday 26th August 6.15pm till 7.45pm

Boys U8’s, U10’s   
Monday 7th September 6pm till 7.30pm

Boys U12’s and U 14’s 
Monday 7th September 6pm till 7.30pm

New recruits are always welcome and all your child needs alongside bags of enthusiasm is a t-shirt, shorts, trainers, gum shield, shin pads and a tracksuit. For the winter please bring a waterproof coat, gloves, hats, fleeces. Sticks can be borrowed from the club if required and don’t forget a drink. (Hot drinks are available in the clubhouse for parents during training sessions).

Please register your child’s interest by emailing Magpies Youth Development officers:

Girls:
Nick McAllen
nickmcallen@hotmail.com

Boys:
James Smith
ssmith091@btinternet.com

For those of you who have not been to Harleston Magpies before you will find that the facilities are some of the best in the East of England. The club has a strong reputation for youth development and runs age group sides for boys and girls.

After a little coaching U10 & U12 Girls and Boys take part in mini tournaments across Norfolk on Sundays, approximately one per month. U14 Girls and Boys compete in the Norfolk Development League where all matches are played on Saturdays. They also compete in the National Cup Competitions. All matches are played between September and April.

For more details about the club please visit our Website
www.magpies-hockey.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Harleston Magpies Youth Presentation Evening

HARLESTON MAGPIES HOCKEY CLUB – END OF SEASON YOUTH PRESENTATION EVENING
Harleston Magpies Hockey Club held their annual end of season Youth Presentation Evening which was attended by over 90 Girls and Boys under the age of 15, plus many parents and team helpers. The evening started with a number of hockey matches played in a Mini hockey team format. This was followed by feeding many hungry players before moving on to the Presentation of Trophies.

The Club is very grateful to the support of so many Coaches, Managers, Umpires and Parents who gave up their time to make it such a successful season in so many ways. We had teams competing in National Finals, Regional Finals, County Tournaments and County Leagues with many youngsters having the opportunity to play in competitive matches.
Thanks also go to the Youth Committee who organised the event and who do so much to support youth hockey.

It was also announced that James Smith is taking over as Boys Development Officer and that David Johnson is heading up Youth Hockey.

The Trophies were formally presented to the Awards winners by Debbie Francis from the Ladies 1st team and Richard Larkin from the Mens 1st team as follows:
U10 Girls Player of the Season – Anna Cogdell and Jessica Menzies
Most Improved Evie Brice and Alyssa Walker

U10 Boys Player of the Season – Sam Emms
Most Improved Charlie Hall

U11 Girls – Georgie Gardens
U11 Boys – Ed Brice

U12 Girls – Molly Warnes
U12 Boys – Oli Hall

U13 Girls – Amelia Herschel-Shorland
U13 Boys – Seth Read

Girls Development – Georgie Cantrell/Phoebe Eglington
Most Improved – Taylor Freeman
Boys Development Team – Jack Robertson
Most Improved – Morgan Manly

U14 Girls – Holly Riches
U14 Boys – Tom Norton

U15 Girls – Abby Gooderham
U15 Boys – Rob Neal

Magpies Mini Tournament

HARLESTON MAGPIES U10/U12 GIRLS and BOYS MINI TOURNAMENT SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2ND.

Harleston Magpies hosted their annual Mini Tournament on Sunday with 16 Girls teams competing in the morning. As this was the first Tournament of the season a lot of young players were experiencing their first taste of Tournament hockey and hopefully they enjoyed it.

Norwich City A won the U10 Girls Tournament with the same number of points as Magpies A but their superior goal difference pushed Magpies into 2nd place. Magpies B team came a very creditable 4th.

The Magpies U12 Girls won their Tournament winning all their matches and beating Norwich City A 1-0 in a decisive match. Norwich City A finished runners up. Magpies B team finished 3rd losing only to the two top teams. A remarkable performance.

The Boys tournament started in the afternoon with a strong entry of 15 teams. Norwich City won the U10 Tournament winning all their matches with Dereham finishing as runners up. Magpies U10s started well but could not maintain it and finished 3rd. The U12s Tournament was won by Pelicans with Magpies A finishing second two points behind the winners. Magpies B finished in joint 7th place.

Many thanks to all the team managers, umpires, youth helpers, players, helpers in the kitchen. Special thanks to Helen Barber for time keeping and scoring all day as well as to Kirstin Cumming and Bex Potruff for all their back up administration. The medals were presented to the players by Chairman Murray Graham.

Nick McAllen

Young Magpies representing Bury Tigers

The following players are representing Bury Tigers in the England Hockey Tier 1 Competitions in matches against Northwood and Tonbridge. Hopefully some of these players will go on to represent the Saxon Tigers at either the Futures Cup for the U16 and U18 players or Hi-PAC for the U15 and U17 players.

U.18 U.17 U.16 U.15 U.17 U.16 U.15
Sam rowe Max Macaulay Jolyon Summers Archie Winter Maria Andrew Alice Hopgood Holly Riches
Toby Price Thomas Yallop Myles King William Donsworth Eleanor Tennant Abby Gooderham Tor Findlay
Jack Hobbs Anna Tighe
Lauren Rowe

 

Magpies Youth Presentation Evening

MAGPIES YOUTH PRESENTATION EVENING

Magpies Youth section held their Annual Youth Presentation Evening on Friday May 16th attended by 90 under 15  Girls and Boys. After the matches were played, hot dogs were provided and then the  Awards were presented..

The Trophies were presented to the Girls by Lucy Miller the first team Captain for next season and to the Boys by Leigh Sitch the Mens 1st team vice Captain. Both Lucy and Leigh have both progressed to 1st team hockey having started out in Mini Hockey.

The Player of the Season Trophies were awarded as follows:

U10 Girls – Amelia Slade    Most Improved – Ellen Pope

U10 Boys – Edward Brice

U11 Girls – Georgie Cantrell

U11 Boys – James Webster

U12 Girls – Phoebe Eglington

U12 Boys – Max Warde-Aldam

U13 Girls – Eve Barnes

U13 Boys – Alex Kilbourn

Girls Development Player – Amelia Preece    Most Improved – Abigail Rapkin

Boys Development Player – Tom Norton

U14 Girls – Tor Findlay

U14 Boys – Archie Winter

U15 Girls – Katie Crawford

U15 Boys – Myles King

The Ladies 5th team awards were also presented:

Joint Players of the Season Anna Tighe and Tor Findlay.

Joint Most Improved: Sophie Child and Ismay Whitaker

HARLESTON MAGPIES END OF SEASON YOUTH PRESENTATION EVENING FOR GIRLS AND BOYS – FRIDAY MAY 16 2014

HARLESTON MAGPIES END OF SEASON YOUTH PRESENTATION  EVENING FOR GIRLS AND BOYS –  FRIDAY MAY 16 2014
We try to finish the season off with a fun evening of friendly matches, followed by some food and finally with the presentation of trophies. We hope you can all make it with your team mates.

Please can you try and be there at 6.00pm and we will try and start the first round of matches by approx 6.15pm. The youngest ones will play with their own age group.
The matches are for those in School Year 10 downwards. For other young players say who are a bit older you are very welcome to attend socially and possibly help with running some of the teams (optional!) and stay for the food and presentations.
Please bring £2 with you for the food which should buy you two hot dogs.
We will try and finish the presentations by 9.00pm.
We do hope you will be able to make it. It is meant to be a fun evening. 
Parents are also very welcome.
Please can you let us know as soon as possible whether or not you will be able to make the evening. This helps enormously for catering purposes and so that we can sort out the teams in advance.
We look forward to seeing you all.
Nick McAllen    –   Girls Development Officer nickmcallen@hotmail.com
Andrew Bedwell –   Boys Development Officer azbedwell@hotmail.com

U10 Girls Norfolk County Championships Minis, Pelican, Kings Lynn, Sunday 9th March 2014 – Magpies: Champions

Temperature:  around 20 degrees Celsius
Results (in order scored):
4-0 win against Norwich City  (Emma, Amy, Georgie, Amy) 
1-0 win against Pelicans  (Georgie)
2-0 win against Norwich Dragons  (Ellen, Georgie)
1st – Magpies – 9pts (GD +7)
2nd – Pelicans – 4pts (GD 0)
3rd – Norwich City – 4pts (GD –3)
4th – Norwich Dragons – 0 pts (GD –4)
Magpies under 10 girls team. 2014 Norfolk Champions.
Amelia (Captain), Amy, Anna, Charlotte, Ellen, Emma, Georgie (Vice Captain), Grace (GK), Holly
With our first tournament win last week at Dragons we turned up at a scorching Kings Lynn in equal measures of excitement and trepidation.  We were fully aware that every team had pretty much the same chance of winning or coming last and so it proved to be.
Having shown our colours last week we started against City with the same team as we opened against Pelis the week before anticipating a hard match against an improving team. After some early skirmishes and significant pressure, Amy slipped a ball to the ever reliable Emma who buried our opening goal.  Then the goals flowed and we had the luxury of rotating the team in recognition of the longer games and the heat.
The team decided to spice up the pre-match preparation for our second with a last-minute comfort break – clearly hadn’t had enough of a warm up from the first match then (anyone knowing Pelis will confirm that you can do more mileage in a trip to the loo at Kings Lynn than on pitch) – with the result that a somewhat modified team held fort against a very strong Pelis side. Nail biting stuff was eventually resolved by a well worked individual goal by Georgie starting from well within her own half breaking through Fort Knox en route. Coming mid way during the game this did nothing to relieve the pressure and tension with Pelis who gave it everything to equalise. The relief from supporters club as well as team was both audible and visible at the end with several mums, and not a few dads, going for a lie down.
With 2 wins we rotated the team in the 3rd match against Dragons, as did Dragons who, on the basis of their performance against us had been unlucky to suffer two narrow 2-1 defeats prior.  As a result we conceded the first of several PCs against Dragons who could so easily have taken points from us.  
At the other end in a very open game, a well worked Penalty Corner out from Ellen to Georgie and back again – that has never ceased to succeed in training – and Ellen slotted home a highly accomplished opener.  The accounts to date of the second are still a bit hazy but it appeared a speculative hit from the vicinity of the left hand long corner spot with a couple of deflections, the last by Georgie flew across the keeper just catching the opposite post and in.  Dragons continued to pressure but to no avail with the defence getting plenty of defending PC practice.
Another tournament clean sheet shows our defence is solid – and the mums did note that there was a lot of communication at the back girls – our midfield and attack is healthy and with our subs and much of the B team we have a good pool of players to come in and back up the team. We’ll need you girls – fit, fast and versatile – for the East tournament on the weekend of 26/27 April.
A selection of the photos available from My Event Photo
Finally a word for all our supporters, thanks once again for all your help, the tea, the warm ups, the scores, tying laces, the subs collection, kitting Grace out and much more – you are our 10th, 11th and 12th team members!
I say finally, now finally – this weekend two mums, Amanda Collison and Jenny Holmes, gave up pre planned special weekends at late notice for this and the B team tournament at Weybread. 
A big, big thank you to you both.

The full team – with a few exceptions still recovering from the Pelis match and supporting in absence.
Frankie Eaves (Coach), John Pope (Team Manager)
10th March 2014
footnote:
Commiserations to the B team who lost their 100% record under Jim at the weekend friendly B team tournament arranged by Nick at Weybread. Don’t be too downhearted given that Dereham didn’t field a team at the County Champs so a 3-0 defeat to them is highly respectable. Similarly if you recall the A team faced two Norwich City sides at Taverham and both gave us a good run for our money so a 1-0 defeat is similarly respectable. And well done to Ruby, fresh from your Jersey trip, for scoring, by all accounts, a cracking short corner shot in your 1-1 draw against Norwich. We’re looking forward to that warm weather training in Jersey when you take us all next time….

Magpies Youth Presentation Evening

HARLESTON MAGPIES YOUTH PRESENTATION EVENING FOR GIRLS and BOYS ON FRIDAY MAY 17 2013

This annual event took place with a series of mixed matches for Girls and Boys from 15 years old downwards. This was followed by some hot food in the Clubhouse before the Presentations of Trophies took place.

Amy Campbell from the Ladies 1st team who has also played England U16s for the last two seasons presented the Girls Awards.

U10 Girls
Player of the season – Georgie Cantrell (to be presented at a later date)

Most Improved U10 – Ellie Goring

U11 Girls Player of the Season – Maja Barnes

U12 Girls Joint Players of the Season – Amelia Preece/Eve Barnes

Development Player of the season – Victoria Findlay
Also leading goal scorer in the whole of the Development League – Victoria Findlay

Most improved Development Player – Issy Whittaker

U13 Player of the Season – Anna Tighe

U14 Player of the Season – Izzy Knowles

U15 Player of the Season – Kara Kilbourn

Junior Presentation Evening

Georgie Cantrell receiving her under 10 Player of the Season Award from Sarah Brook
The annual Junior Presentation evening started with a mixed hockey tournament.
The children then got out of the rain to enjoy some hot dogs in the clubhouse.
Amy Campbell and Toby Price (young Magpies who have recently played for England Under 16s) presented awards to various age group players of the season.

Beginners Course is an Overwhelming Success

Over the last 4 Friday evenings the club has seen 74 children (from 26 different local schools)  taking part in a beginners course at Magpies. The boys and girls are aged from 6 to 12 and have been coached in 5 groups.
The under 10 group above coached by Siobhan Wooltorton.
This group of under 8s have been using the new style Quick Sticks ball & have been coached by Nick McAllen and Heather Bland.
This under 10 group are coached by Sarah Brook.
This under 11 group are coached by Kira Wooltorton and David Brook
This under 12/13 group are coached by Richard Larkin – there were several absent on the day the picture was taken.
It is hoped that the majority of these beginners will take part in another Summer course after half term alongside our existing young club players.
Contact David Brook for further details on