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Youth Awards 2018

Harleston Magpies celebrate their best season yet at annual youth awards!

Harleston Magpies Hockey Club Youth Section has had an exceptional year.  Every age group from U10s to U18s, boys and girls, have something to be proud of. Many squads have achieved the highest level possible with national final appearances including the U12 girls, U14 boys and girls and semi-final finishes for both the boys and girls U18s.

On Friday 19 May at Magpies clubhouse, it was all about celebrating this success and recognising the hard work of every player, all team officials, the army of volunteer coaches and assistants and of course the fleet of mum and dad taxi’s!

Over 120 children played games throughout the early evening and then crowded into the clubhouse to see the lucky recipients of the highly prized annual awards, presented by stars of Magpies 1st teams and former junior members, Rose Winter and Jack Hobbs.

The Magpies junior section was also delighted to welcome Andrew Longe, Honorary Life member of Harleston Magpies to present the Longe Trophy for outstanding Youth Coaching services.  Since 1994 Andrew has wanted to shine a light on unsung heros in the youth section, those coaches who tirelessly strive to deliver high calibre coaching, giving up evening after evening year after year and this year the entire room agreed that Chris Flatt was a more than worthy winner of the award for his work with Magpies junior goal keepers (pictured Chris Flatt and Andrew Longe).

Club Youth Chairman David Johnson was thrilled at the turnout for the evening, saying: ‘Our awards evening is always a terrific night made even better this year with a glorious summers evening.  It was really good to see youngsters from across the age groups mixed up and playing some hockey whilst parents mingled and supported from the side lines before everyone came into the clubhouse for the awards presentation.  Well done to all the winners on the night but equally important well done to all who have been part of Magpies youth system. It really has been an exceptional season which everyone can take some credit for.”

[For pictures of the  prize winners see below]

David Johnson continued: ‘This year’s event was even more special because before the evenings’ entertainment, Magpies hosted a quick sticks hockey coaching and mini tournament afternoon for three local primary schools. This introduced hockey and Magpies to over 70 year three and four pupils from Pulham, Dickleburgh and Newton Flotman primary schools.  We hope many will come back and take part in the clubs summer hockey taster sessions in June’.

For more information email  Our thanks go out to Lauren Goodswen the Sports Coordinator for the Harleston and Diss Primary school pyramid to enable this to happen.

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


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U12 Most Improved Boy
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U13 Most Improved Girl
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U14 Most Improved Boy
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U11 Girls Report


Harleston Magpies U11 girls finished 3rd in the Norwich City Tournament.

v Pelicans A drew 0-0

v Dereham won 0-1

v Dragons won 3-0

v Norwich B won 1-0

This qualified Magpies for the semi finals where they lost 0-1 to Dereham Tigers.

Magpies finished third after a 3rd/4th play off.

Team: Georgina Warren, Lucie Gooch, Beatrice Flatt, Katie Crawford, Eliza Bell, Elle Eglington, Matilda Warde-Aldam. Manager David Crawford.

Harleston Magpies U11 Girls report


With the majority of the regular Under 11 team unavailable as they were playing for the U12s in the East Finals at Harleston, Magpies sent out a very young side to play at Dereham with the majority of the players U10 and some Under 9.

Magpies started with a 0-0 draw with Watton before beating Pelicans B 4-0. Lottie Summers scored 3 and Martha Lawrence scored 1. Magpies drew 1-1 with Dereham (Lottie Summers) and were unfortunate to concede a last minute equaliser.

In the play offs for third place Magpies drew 1-1 with Pelicans A with Lottie Summers scoring the goals. Based on the number of goals scored over all Magpies finished a very creditable third.

Team: Georgina Warren (Capt), Lucie Gooch, Megan Conway, Matilda Warde-Aldham, Hollie Hunter, Lottie Summers, Martha Lawrence and Anna Kilbourn.

Manager: Wendy Lawrence Coach: Lucy Fields

Under 11 Girls at Magpies Tournament

On Sunday Magpies had 2 teams (18 players) in a tournament at Weybread. They each had to play 9 matches in a superbly organised (thanks to Nick and Shirley McAllen) 10 team tournament. Our A team managed to win 6 matches and draw 1. The B team under the coaching / guidance of junior coach Amy Brook managed 1 win and 3 draws. All of the girls had a great time and are making good progress in their individual skills & team play.
They are such an enthusiastic bunch who will hopefully keep enjoying their hockey for many years to come.

Norfolk Mini Tournament dates


NOV 22 U11/U13 GIRLS @ Harleston Magpies

DEC 6 U11/U13 BOYS Rudds Tournament @Greshams

JAN 24 U11/U13 GIRLS/BOYS @Pelicans

FEB 28 U9s @ Watton

MARCH 7 U11/U13 GIRLS/BOYS @Watton

MARCH 14 U10/U12 GIRLS COUNTY FINALS @ Harleston Magpies

MARCH 21 U10/U12 BOYS COUNTY FINALS @ Greshams contact Graham Britton

MARCH 28 U9s @Pelicans


APRIL 18 U11/U13 GIRLS/BOYS AND U9s @ Dereham

Photos from Norwich City Mini Tournament

The Under 13 girls receiving their 6th set of winners from the Norfolk club tournaments this season.

The Under 11 girls received certificates for coming 3rd.
After a slow start (0-0 draws against Dereham A and Watton – we hit the post twice) the girls played their best game of the season in beating Norwich City for the first time in 6 attempts. This was followed by two good wins against Dereham B and Norwich City B. A draw in the last game against Pelicans would have seen Magpies finish as runners up. But despite a brilliant performance by Ana Berry in goal (her Dad counted 7 saves in this match) we eventually conceded our only goal in the tournament.

These girls have improved so much during the season particularly in defence. Half of the team can play in this age group again next year. Girls like Beatrice Flatt and Katie Crawford are going to be very strong under 11 players next year and look forward to hopefully winning some tournaments. Other players yesterday were Hollie Hunter, Ellie Eglington, Krystal Jenkins, Sophie Long, Kara Kilbourn and Emily Mckluskey.

Magpies under 11 boys finished their season in style with their 5th tournament victory. They have had a superb year and half the squad can play in this age group again next season.

Under 11 Girls at Dereham Tournament

Unfortunately Magpies were without their captain (Kara Kilbourn) for this tournament but the girls still managed to win 3 games, draw 1 and lose 2 to finish 4th.

v Dereham B won 2-0 (Beatrice Flatt, Sophie Long)

v Norwich B drew 0-0

v Pelicans lost 0-1

v Dereham A: Magpies best performance saw a 1-0 win thanks to a super short corner from Beatrice Flatt

v Norwich A lost 0-3

v Watton won 2-0 both goals scored by Sophie Long

Sophie Long, Emily Mckluskey, Hollie Hunter, Krystal Jenkins, Ellie Eglington, Katie Crawford and Beatrice Flatt.
Thanks to Helen Brook for managing and coaching the team whilst David was away at County hockey.

Under 11 Girls County Tournament

Magpies U11 girls took part in the County Championships with 7 other teams on Sunday. The girls finished with 12 points from their 7 matches – the same as Norwich City.

Above these 2 club sides were Greshams in 1st place (maximum points) and Town Close School in 2nd place.
Magpies gave Greshams their closest match of the tournament with Anna Berry in goal having an excellent game. Greshams had 2 superb players (who combined to score a couple of quality goals) but our girls played with skill and team work throughout.

Magpies also drew 1-1 with Town Close thanks to a super short corner by the outstanding Beatrice Flatt. Her tackling and distribution throughout the tournament was excellent.

Emily McCluskey also had a good tournament working tirelessly in midfield. Kara Kilbourn also had a good tournament which included a hat trick against Dereham. Sophie Long also scored against Dereham and Watton.

Krystal Jenkins and Katie Crawford played well in defence and continue to improve with each tournament.
The only disappointment on the day was a loss to Norwich City with the last touch of the match after a failure to convert vastly superior territory & possession (for Magpies) into goals at the other end.

Girls at Pelicans Tournament

Magpies Under 11 girls produced a much improved performance this week at the Pelicans tournament. They were unbeaten in their 5 matches and finished a close 2nd to Norwich City in the tournament featuring 6 teams.

Magpies started with a frustrating 0-0 draw against Dereham despite dominating territory and possesion. However, it was important not to lose our opening match.
Magpies then got 3 points from a 1-0 victory aganist Pelicans. The girls had lots of attempts on goal and evetually Emily McCluskey scrambled the ball into the net.
Magpies were now playing with confidence and quickly picked up another 3 points from a convincing 2-0 win v Watton. Sophie Long scored with a super hit and Kara Kilborn got a deserved 2nd after lots of efforts on goal.

Winners and runners up medals were then up for grabs when Magpies played Norwich City (who had won the other 2 under 11 tournaments this season). This proved to be a really competitive and exciting match. Ana Berry (who had so far kept 3 clean sheets in the tournament) made several good saves and Holly Hunter had 2 good chances at the other end.
Norwich took the lead from a short corner. Ana made a good block from the initial shot but Norwich reacted quicker to the rebound. Magpies did not give up and put Norwich under pressure in the closing minutes. Kara Kilbourn scored a superb individual goal (beating 2 defenders and the keeper) with the last touch of the game.

Magpies then beat Norwich B (another goal by Sophie Long) to finish with 12 points. The draw against Dereham in the first match in the end cost Magpies 1st place in the tournament. They can be really pleased with the progress they are making at the moment. Aswell as our goalscorers the defenders Betrice Flatt, Katie Crawford and Krystal Jenkins plus goalkeeper Ana Berry had an excellent tournament.

Magpies Under 13 girls defending a short corner.

Holly Baker scoring from a short corner v Norwich City

Under 13 Team after winning their 4th tournament of the season.

Under 11 Girls at Watton Tournament

Magpies Under 11 girls enjoyed their second tournament of the season by coming runners up at Watton. The girls got off to a good start by beating Pelicans 1-0 through a goal by captain Kara Kilbourn.

Their second match was very disappointing in terms of defending. Norwich City and Magpies were quite well matched but Magpies missed some simple tackles to allow Norwich to score some very soft goals. Sophie Long scored for Magpies but Norwich won 4-1.

Some harsh words were spoken about effort and marking and Magpies played much better in their next match to win 2-0.
Magpies then played their best hockey of the tournament against Watton. However, a superb goal from Sophie Long was ruled out and the Watton keeper made a series of good saves.

The draw still left Magpies in 2nd place going into their last match v Dereham. This was another good performance but Magpies again had to settle for a draw as pressure could not be turned into goals.

The runners up medals were the first for this group of girls. Hopefully they can push on from here to achieve sucess in future tournaments. They are in action again this Sunday at Pelicans.

Under 11 teams at Magpies Mini Tournament

Magpies Under 11 boys team continued their successful start to the mini hockey season. At our own tournament our boys managed to win all 6 of their matches and to keep 6 clean sheets.

Magpies 4 Dereham 0
Magpies 3 Norwich B 0
Magpies 2 Pelicans 0
Magpies 2 Watton 0
Magpies 1 Norwich A 0
Magpies 2 Magpies B 0

Goals Soloman 4. Jolyon 6, Archie 1, Tristan 3

Team: Jol Summers , Archie Winter, Jack Heydon, Jack Free-Smith (captain), Tristan Hipper, Soloman Barker, Jordan Wiseman, Will Hall

We also entered a B team who managed to win 3, draw 2 and only lose 1 (to our A team).
There is plenty of talent and strength in depth with this group of boys. Many of them are only 9 or 10 years old so can play in this age group again next year.

B Team:
James Pring , George and William Donsworth, Jonty Hershell-Shorland, Jack Hobbs, Alex Lawrence, Kieren Peters and Harry Murton

Our Under 11 girls were taking part in their first tournament.

They started nervously in defence and struggled to put any power behind several scoring opportunities.
They lost their first two games by single goals to Dereham and Pelicans.
Magpies drew the 3rd game v Norwich A and this gave the girls some confidence.
The 4th game finally saw Magpies score 2 goals (by Kara Kilborn).
The flood gates now opened and Magpies played their last game full of enthusiasm. Against Watton Kara scored a hat trick and Ellie Eglington added a 4th goal.

Magpies finished the tournament in 4th place but can look forward to the rest of the season with confidence.
Other members of the team were Beatrice Flatt, Katie Crawford, Anna Berry, Emily McCluskey, Naomi Lewis, Holly Hunter and Krystal Jenkins

Magpies under 11 Tournament at Dereham

Magpies entered their sixth and final tournament of the season at Dereham playing for the Alex Hill memorial trophy.

Having finished 3rd twice, 2nd once and 1st in their last two tournaments Magpies were aiming at a third consecutive first place.

A strong team performance saw Magpies win all six games, scoring 14 goals and conceding none. Goalscorers were Saffron Wilford (5), Georgia Scott (4), Kira Wooltorton (2), Emma Owen (2) and Georgia Pearson (1).

These players along with Laura Davidson and Madeleine Eglington GK gave Magpies yet another first place finish to end a very successful season.

Magpies also entered a second team in the tournament which gave other members of our squad the chance to gain valuable tournament practice. Although the girls failed to win any games our team played with great spirit and battled very hard.

Team:- Ruth Denham GK, Harriet Underdown, Jessica Young, Sophie Long, Kara Kilbourne, Sophie Meynell-Anderson

U11 Girls Watton Minis, March 2008

Magpies U11 Girls

Watton was the venue of Magpies fifth minis tournament of the season. Having previously finished in third place twice and first in their last two tournaments magpies were looking to maintain a winning run.

Magpies A managed to start with three unconvincing 1-0 wins against Watton B, Dereham and Watton A before finally playing more fluent hockey against Norwich City and winning comfortably 4-0.

Our toughest game was against Pelicans and although dominating possession Magpies failed to score. 0-0
Magpies only had to win against our own B team to gain first place and for the second time managed to score four goals without reply 4-0.

Magpies A had managed to score 11 goals, concede none and finish with 16 points giving us 1st place.

Magpies A: – 1st
Emma Owen capt (2), Georgia Scott (5), Georgia Pearson (1), Saffron Wilford (2), Kira Wooltorton (1) Madeleine Eglington GK, Laura Davidson.

Magpies were also fielding a second team with many girls playing in their first competitive tournament
Although failing to win any games the girls battled bravely and adapted well in difficult playing conditions.
With two goaless draws the B team managed to finish in 6th place.

Magpies B: – 6th
Cathrine Kilbourn capt, Kara Kilbourn, Sophie Long, Emily McCluskey, Ruth Denham, Madeleine Eglington GK, Jessica Young

U11 Girls Norfolk Championships 2008

Magpies U11 Girls

Magpies took their under 11s girls to Taverham on Sunday to participate in the Norfolk Championship Tournament. Having won an earlier tournament at Taverham in January Magpies knew that this would be a much tougher test.

Our first game against Old Buckenham resulted in a comfortable 3-0 win.
Magpies second game against Greshams proved to be a very intense and hard fought encounter with neither team able to score 0-0.

Further wins against Watton 4-0, Norwich City 3-0, Taverham Hall 2-0 and Dereham 2-0 meant that Magpies had put themselves in with a chance of first place.

Against a strong Town Close team Magpies conceded early but fought back well to gain a well deserved draw 1-1.

Our final game against Pelicans resulted in a 1-0 win, however with Greshams only dropping two points (0-0 draw with Magpies) throughout the tournament Magpies had to settle for a very creditable second place.

Strong performances from capt Emma Owen (5), Georgia Scott (9), Georgia Pearson (1), Kira Wooltorton (1) ably supported by GK Madeleine Eglington, Laura Davidson, Catherine Kilbourn and Kara Kilbourn enabled Magpies to score 16 goals and only concede 1

Under 11 Girls Norwich City Tournament

Magpies travelled to Taverham to participate in their third tournament of the season. The girls started with two 1-0 wins against Dereham A and Norwich City before finally getting their passing game together enabling them to score five goals without reply against Dereham B.

With magpies now playing their best hockey of the season further wins against Watton 3-0 and a strong Pelicans team 4-0 meant that the girls had comfortably finished in 1st place.

Madeline Eglington GK, Emma Owen, Georgia Pearson, Kira Wooltorton, Saffron Wilford, Catherine Kilbourne, Georgia Scott, Kara Kilbourne

Goal scorers Georgia Scott 7, Saffron Wilford 3, Emma Owen 3, Kira Wooltorton 1

Special mention must go to goal keeper Madeline Eglington who not only kept goal for the under 11s but also made crucial saves for Magpies under 13 girls helping them to also finish in first place.

Magpies had entered four teams in the Norwich mini tournament and with both the under 11 and under 13 boys earlier in the day winning their respective age groups the girls had made it four first place finishes for the club.

Norwich City Mini Tournament

Team photos of Under 13 girls, Under 11 Girls, Under 13 boys and see below for Under 11 boys

Watch this video – it has highlights from boys and girls matches and presentations.

Under 11 boys report
Magpies got off to a good start v Dereham won 2-1 with 2 goals by Sammy Lyne.

A good performance followed v Watton. However, despite several good attempts the game finished 0-0.

Magpies really found their form in the third match with a 4-1 win over Pelicans – Eliot scored a superb hat trick and Harry Montgomery finished off an excellent move.

Magpies then thrashed North Walsham 5-0 (another 3 for Eliot and 2 for Sammy).

Finally Magpies beat Norwich City 4-0 (Eliot 2 and Sammy 2) to finish with 13 poits out of a possible 15 and the clear winners of the tournament.

Team: Eddie Martin, Harry Morton, George Collins, Sonny Molloy Jack Free-Smith, Harry Montgomery, Jol Summers (only 8 years old making his debut for Magpies and mascot) Eliot Ashurst and Sammy Lyne

Under 11 Girls Magpies Tournament

Magpies as hosts entered two under 11 teams in their own tournament.

Magpies A started very well winning their first two games against Watton 4-0 (Georgia Scott 2, Saffron 1, Kira 1) and a Norwich/Dereham mixed team 3-0 (Saffron 2, Georgia Scott 1).
However Magpies could not sustain their impressive start and a goal less draw against Dereham, a 1-0 defeat against Norwich (eventual winners) and although they managed to beat our own B team 1-0 (Emma 1) Magpies finally finished a very creditable 3rd place.

Team :- Madeleine Eglington GK, Saffron Wilford, Kira Wooltorton, Emma Owen, Geogia Scott, Georgia Pearson, Catherine Kilbourn, Kara Kilbourn.

Magpies B had many girls playing in their first tournament and performed very well. Although losing to Norwich 1-0, Dereham 3-0 and Magpies A 1-0, two very hard fought 0-0 draws against Watton and a mixed Norwich/Dereham enabled the girls to finish in 5th place.

Special mention must go to Ruth Denham who took on the goal keeping task at the last minute and made many crucial saves.

Team:- Ruth Denham GK, Olivia Gooderham, Harriet Catchpole, Jessica Young, Laura Davidson, Alice Milne, Harriet Underdown, Sophie Meynell-Anderson, Sophie Long, Emily McCluskey.

Under 11 Girls Pelicans Tournament

Sunday 7th October 2007

Magpies Girls first under 11 tournament of the season was held on Sunday Oct 7 at Pelicans.

Magpies started against a strong and well organised Gresham team (eventual winners) and finally lost a tough opening game 2-0. Further games against Dereham, Pelicans and Norwich city resulted in goaless draws. Magpies best performance was against Watton where 2 goals from the impressive Saffron Wilford enabled the girls to get their first win.

Strong performances from Saffron Wilford, Kira Wooltorton and Georgia Pearson ably supported by goalkeeper Madaline Eglington, Catherine Kilbourn, Jessica Young, Olivia Gooderham and Harriet Catchpole enabled magpies to finish a creditable 3rd.