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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 hockeycamps@magpies-hockey.co.uk.  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 www.magpies-hockey.co.uk

 

Development Most Improved Boy
Development Most Improved Boy
Development Most Improved Girl
Development Most Improved Girl
Development Player of Season Boy
Development Player of Season Boy
Development Player of Season Girl
Development Player of Season Girl
Development Special Award Girl
Development Special Award Girl
U9 Most Improved Boy
U9 Most Improved Boy
U9 Most Improved girl
U9 Most Improved girl
U9 Player of Season Boy
U9 Player of Season Boy
U9 Player of Season Girl
U9 Player of Season Girl
U10 Girl special award
U10 Girl special award
U10 Most Improved Boy
U10 Most Improved Boy
U10 Most Improved Girl
U10 Most Improved Girl
U10 Player of Season Boy
U10 Player of Season Boy
U10 Player of the Season Girl
U10 Player of the Season Girl
U11 Most Improved Boy
U11 Most Improved Boy
U11 Most Improved Girl
U11 Most Improved Girl
U11 Player of Season Boy
U11 Player of Season Boy
U11 Players of the Season Girls
U11 Players of the Season Girls
U12 Most Improved Boy
U12 Most Improved Boy
U12 Most Improved Player Girl
U12 Most Improved Player Girl
U12 Player of Season Boy
U12 Player of Season Boy
U12 Players of the Season Girls
U13 Most Improved Girl
U13 Most Improved Girl
U13 Player of Season Boy
U13 Player of Season Boy
U13 Player of Season Girl
U13 Player of Season Girl
U14 Most Improved Boy
U14 Most Improved Boy
U14 Most Improved Girl
U14 Most Improved Girl
U14 Player of Season Boy
U14 Player of Season Boy
U14 Player of Season Girl
U14 Player of Season Girl
U15 Player of Season Boy
U15 Player of Season Boy
U15 Player of Season Girl
U15 Player of Season Girl
Youth Coach of the Season
Youth Coach of the Season

Under 15 Girls Cup 1st Rd

Magpies Under 15s played Cambridge City in the 1st round of the National Cup in wet & cold weather at Weybread. The conditions did not effect the enthusiasm and skills of the young Harleston players. The talented midield trio of Sarah Brook, Holly Baker and Lizzie Jones quickly took control of the game with some excellent tackling and passing. Rhian Earrye put a clever deflection on a Hooly Baker shot to put Magpies 1-0 up after about 10 minutes. The home side had half a dozen further chances to increase their lead thanks to good balls into the D from Sarah and Rhian. Holly Baker managed to sweep home first time from a pass from Sarah to make it 2-0 at half time.

In the second half Magpies continued to press forward. The two full backs: Sophie Podd and Clare Snelling kept supplying good quality ball to Magpies midfield & forwards. Holly scored her 2nd and 3rd goals from penalty corners. Rhian was unlucky not to grab a hat trick of her own. The Cambridge keeper made a number of good saves to prevent Holly from increasing the score line. Cambridge did get a consulation goal 10 minutes from time. Magpies did finish comfortable 4-1 winners and are looking forward to the next round with confidence.

Under 15 Girls Cup v Old Loughtonians

Magpies U15 girls travelled down to North London through the snow to find that Old Loughts water based pitch was in very good condition and the sun was out!

Magpies started the game positively. A good passing move down the right resulted in a free hit to Magpies on the edge of the opposition D. Kristina Brinkley struck a hard hit through a gap for Emily Wlford to get an instinctive deflection in to the corner. Magpies followed up this perfect start with a barrage of attacks. Verity Blyth crossed from the left and Laura Tibbenham almost scored at the back post. Emily scored again from our next attack following a great pass out of defence from Lucy Chubbock (who had an excellent match at right half). Despite a string of further chances Magpies were unable to press home their advantage before half time. Old Loughts were growing in confidence and Amy Brook had to make several important tackles towards the end of the 1st half.

At the start of the 2nd half Magpies were determined to get a clear lead. Emily scored with a super shot from the top of the D and soon added a 4th following good work by Sarah Brook down the right wing.

Becca Banham was then hurt by a lifted free hit and had to come off. This left our midfield a bit disorganised for a while. Old Loughts then had a good 10 minute spell where their talented centre midfield player was allowed to run too freely. Flora Marfleet was called ino action in our goal for the first time in the match. Despite making 2 good saves the score suddenly became 4-2 and the home supporters noisy. Emily (after a short rest) smashed in her 5th and best goal of the game to restore Magpies confidence. Verity Blyth added a 6th and 7th goal to ensure a final score of 7-2 to Magpies.

This was a great team performance which ensured Magpies a place in the semi finals . Thanks to our large band of supporters for cheering us on. Hopefully plenty of Magpies will be able to support the girls against Leicester on Sunday 27th April. 1.00pm start at Lutterworth Grammar School.

Under 15 Girls 7-0 Safron Walden – National Plate

Magpies U15 put in a superb performance in the 4th round of the Cup against a strong Saffron Walden team.

The first 20 minutes was very tight and the Magpies defence had to make several important saves. The captain Kristina Brinkley eventualy broke the deadlock after 31 minutes. This was quickly followed by a penalty corner goal by Emily Wilford. Half time 2-0.

In the second half Magpies started to relax and play some great hockey. 10 minutes into the half Kristina struck a good penalty corner goal. 12 year old Sarah Brook (on as a second half sub) hit a good shot from the top of the D to make it 4 nil.

Kristina soon got her hat trick. Verity Blyth and Emily Wilford scored 2 more goals late on to leave a final score of 7-0 to Magpies. Credit must go to the superb hard work in midfield of Rebecca Banham and the creativity of Laura Tibbenham down the wing.

Next round (last 8) is on 6th April.

Under 15 Girls Cup

Cup Match v Pelicans

This was a pulsating match which Magpies were unfortunate to lose on sudden death penalty flicks.

Magpies started the game very strongly and had several chances in the first 15 minutes to take a healthy lead. Pelicans gradually took control of midfield and started to put the Magpies defence under pressure. Pelicans scored with a direct shot from a penalty corner. This gave Pelis confidence and they could have increased their lead several times. However, Flora Marfleet made some excellent saves. Magpies finished the half strongly but were unable to force the ball over line from close to the goal.

Pelicans scored again shortly into the 2nd half when the ball was given away outside our D.

Magpies then staged a spirited comeback. Amy Brook scored direct from a penalty corner and with 5 minutes left Zoe Cole scored an opportunist equaliser – nipping in between their sweeper and keeper to push the ball into the corner. We could then have dramatically won the game in the last few minutes.

A thrilling game finished 2-2 – it could easily have been 5-5!

It then unfortunately had to be decided by penalties.

Both teams converted 3 out of 5 penalties. Flora Marfleet was again the hero saving 2 Pelicans attempts. We then went into sudden death. Magpies went first but the Pelis keeper made a good save. Flora got a glove to the Pelicans flick but could not keep it out.

It was a shame to lose like this but the girls can be proud of the way they played.

U15 Girls – EHA Cup

HARLESTON MAGPIES U15s 0-5 CHELMSFORD U15s

Harleston Magpies U15 Girls went out of the National Cup to a strong Chelmsford side who in the end ran out as comfortable winners.

Magpies played very well in the first half containing Chelmsford well and counter attacking at pace through Cherry Seaborn, Verity Blyth and Chloe Hunnable. Magpies had their chances on the break and won several penalty corners. On the stroke of half time Chelmsford broke the dead lock to make it 1-0. This proved to be the turning point as Magpies needed to score first to give themselves a chance.

In the second half as Magpies gradually tired Chelmsford were able to assert their authority but Krisina Brinkley, Bryony Lund and Amy Brook defended well. Gradually Chelmsford increased their lead and went away with a 5-0 win.