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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


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

U13 Tournament at St Joseph’s 22nd October 2017

U12A Girls Match report from St Josephs U13 tournament.

A big thank you to St Josephs College for hosting a hockey tournament for the first time this year to run alongside the rugby tournament that they have hosted on this weekend for many years. It was great for the Magpies teams to play different opponents to the ones we meet on the usual Norfolk minis circuit. We were a little nervous that we had entered our u12 team in an U13 tournament, and trepidation grew even stronger when we realised our first opponents Sudbury had supplemented their team with some U14s as well to make up their numbers. However, it proved to be just what we were hoping for – a really good opportunity for this promising outfit to be really tested. We opened the game strongly with some penetrating balls out to the right wing and the Sudbury GK was soon in the action. After a couple of good chances we converted one (Beth) and could have had a couple more at that stage. Sudbury then got into gear and started attacking strongly down the centre and our defence was under persistent pressure. Unfortunately we could not hold out and Sudbury equalised just before half-time. The second half was an end to end affair with both teams having good scoring chances but the score stayed at 1-1 which as a great result for such a comparatively young team. The games against IES and St Josephs were more comfortable affairs and it was good to see the Harleston team moving the ball around and creating good space and some well worked team goals. The score against St Josephs was 7-0 (Anna x 3, Amie x 3 and Ellie) and for IES it was 6 -0 (Amie x 2, Anna x 2, Ellie and Beth). These goals meant that overall Magpies maintained their winning ways claiming 1st place in the tournament by goal difference over Sudbury.

Magpies Girls Under 13s

Girls Win Again

Magpies Under 13 girls completed their season with another first place finish at the Norwich City Mini Tournament.

Magpies played six matches and remained undefeated scoring an impressive 13 goals whilst conceding none.

Results:-v Norwich City B 5-0, Pelicans B 1-0, Dereham A 1-0, Pelicans A 2-0, Norwich City A 2-0, Dereham B 2-0

Goal Scorers Kira Wooltorton 4, Catherine Kilbourn 3, Saffron Wilford 2, Kara Kilbourn 2, Georgia Pearson 1

Team;- Kira Wooltorton capt, Ellie O’Sullivan Gk, Saffron Wilford, Catherine Kilbourn, Kara Kilbourn, Emily McClusky, Georgia Pearson, May Bowden, Laura Davidson, Charlotte Nickson

Final Statistics for the Season
Matches Played 30 Won 27 Drawn 3
Goals Scored 80, Conceded 2
Leading Scorers Saffron Wilford 30, Kira Wooltorton 22, Charlotte Nickson 10

Magpies Girls under 13s

Magpies Under 13 Girls won the Alex Hill Memorial trophy for the second year running beating Pelicans 1-0 in the final.

Earlier in the day wins against Dereham A 1-0, Pelicans B 7-0 and Watton 3-0 enabled magpies to win their section. Some fine attacking play was ably supported by some excellent Goal keeping which helped Magpies to win their third Club tournament of the season.

Team: Kira Wooltorton Capt, Ellie O’Sullivan Gk, May Bowden, Laura Davidson, Catherine Kilbourn, Emily McCluskey, Alice Bamber, Charlotte Nickson.

Goal Scorers Catherine Kilbourn 3, Alice Bamber 3, Charlotte Nickson 3, Kira Wooltorton 2, Emily McCluskey 1

Magpies Under 13 Girls

Magpies under 13 girls finished in second place at Pelicans Mini Tournament.

The girls managed to win three and draw three, scoring eleven goals whilst conceding none.

Results:-v Dereham A 0-0, Pelicans A 0-0, Norwich City 4-0, Pelicans B 0-0, Watton 4-0, Dereham B 3-0
Goal scorers Saffron Wilford 6, Kira Wooltorton 3, Sophie Long 1, Emily McCluskey 1

Team: Kira Wooltorton capt, Ruth Denham GK, Georgia Pearson, May Bowden, Imogen Craig, Emily McCluskey, Saffron Wilford, Sophie Long

Magpies Girls under 13 Minis tournament

Magpies under 13 girls played in their second tournament of the season and again managed to claim top position by winning all eight games. All teams played each other twice and Magpies scored an impressive 26 goals whilst conceding 1.

Results v Dereham B 1-0, 4-0 ; Watton 2-0, 4-0 ; Norwich City 2-0, 5-0 : Dereham A 5-0, 3-1.
Goal scorers Saffron Wilford 15, Kira Wooltorton 6, Charlotte Nickson 5

Team: Ellie O’Sullivan gk, Kira Wooltorton capt, Saffron Wilford, Charlotte Nickson, Sophie Long, May Bowden, Sophie Meynell-Anderson, Harriet Underdown

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

Magpies Under 13 Girls Minis Tournament

On Sunday Magpies were hosts for an Under 13 Girls minis tournament and entered two teams.

Magpies A won all six games and were clear tournament winners scoring 18 goals and conceding 1

Results v Norwich B 4-0, Magpies B 4-0, Dereham 2-0, Norwich A 1-0, Watton 4-1, Pelicans 3-0

Team Ruth Denham GK, Georgia Pearson, Laura Davidson, Kira Wooltorton, Charlotte Nickson, Lily Felton, Catherine Kilbourn, Saffron Wilford

Goal scorers Kira Wooltorton 7, Saffron Wilford 7, Charlotte Nickson 2, Lily Felton 1, Catherine Kilbourn 1

A much younger Magpies B team managed to win one game, draw one and lost 4

Results v Dereham 0-1, Magpies A 0-4, Pelicans 0-1, Norwich A 0-1, Norwich B 0-0, Watton 1-0

Team Ellie O’Sullivan, Sophie Meynell-Anderson, Imogen Meynell-Anderson, May Bowden, Emily McClusky, Sophie Long, Kara Kilbourn, Krystal Jenkins, Ellie Preston Bloom
Goal scorer Sophie Long

Under 13 National Mini Hockey Championship

Magpies Girls Finish 3rd in National Championship

Harleston Magpies under 13 girls hockey team travelled to Beeston Hockey Club in Nottingham to play in the National mini Hockey finals and finished a very creditable third. Magpies as East regional winners were up against opposition from Dean Close School (West), Lichfield HC (Midlands), Wakefield GHS (North), and Kingston Grammar School (South). The Format of the competition being all teams playing each other with games lasting 24 minutes.

Our first game was against Lichfield HC and from the start Magpies took the game to the opposition dominating possession but failing to take any of the numerous chances being created. These missed opportunities game back to haunt the girls as Lichfield scored with their first real chance. Although Magpies continued to push for the equaliser it wasn’t to be and a 1-0 defeat was disappointing in a game that should have been won.

A real test of character was now needed and although Magpies went behind early in their second game against Dean Close Prep the girls responded by scoring four goals. Holly Baker fired in a quickfire hat-trick and Sarah Brook ran past three defenders to score from close range giving Magpies a fine 4-1 win.

Magpies had to win their remaining two games to stand any chance of being crowned champions and were next up against Wakefield. This proved to be our best and most solid performance and two goals from Sarah Brook (one being a tremendous lifted strike from the edge of the circle) enabled the girls to go in to their last game against Kingston needing one more win.

Kingston had won their three previous games and were in confident mood sitting top of the league.

Magpies got off to a dream start and were 2-0 up within two minutes through Holly Baker. Kingston soon replied through a short corner strike however Magpies again responded through capt Sarah Brook. Just before the interval Kingston scored their second leaving the score at half time 3-2 in Magpies favour.

The Championship was finally won by Kingston in a frantic 5 minute period at the beginning of the second half which saw Kingston produce some excellent attacking hockey scoring three goals. This really hit our girls hard and although Holly Baker scored her third Kingston scored again right at the end to become worthy winners 6-4.

This has been a truly remarkable season for our under 13 girls who can be proud of what they have achieved.

In a fitting finale Magpies very impressive captain Sarah Brook was selected as Player of the tournament. She has led the team superbly all season, scored goals at regular intervals and has the potential to play hockey at a very high level. It was an award thoroughly deserved.
Magpies Holly Baker with six goals finished as the tournaments highest goal scorer.

Team:-Sarah Brook capt, Katie Rudd GK, Katherine Ridley, Kira Wooltorton, Elizabeth Jones, Holly Baker, Saffron Wilford, Rosie Chubbock, Jemima Jacobs, Georgia Pearson


From England Hockey – 13 May 2009

This Saturday sees Reading Hockey Club aiming for double silverware success with both their men’s and women’s teams through to hockey’s Cup Finals, which take place at Highfields Hockey Centre in Nottingham as part of the YAZOO National Youth Hockey Festival.

In the Men’s Cup Final, Reading, runners-up in the Slazenger EHL Premier Division this season, face the holders Beeston on their own patch while in the Women’s Cup Final newly promoted Conference East champions Reading take on the best team in the land, Premier Division and National Indoor Hockey Championship winners Bowdon Hightown.

The Cup Finals are the showpiece event in an action packed weekend at the YAZOO National Youth Hockey Festival, hockey’s biggest occasion for young people. Now in its seventh year, the Festival, which is organised and run by the England Hockey Youth Panel and supported by the National Hockey Foundation, provides the Hockey Family with entertainment, excitement and competitive hockey action throughout the weekend.

On Saturday morning, the action gets underway with the National Schools Championships for Girls U16 Plate Final between Arnold School from Lancashire and Burgess Hill School from Sussex before the deafening chorus of bird calls and big cat roars signals the start of the Under 9s Wild Festival. The mini hockey festival will be looking to build on the enormous success of last year’s Beijing Olympic Festival, with each team representing a different animal this time around. From flamingos to tigers, lizards to rhinos 40 species will each be personified by the enthusiastic participants in the seven-a-side mini hockey event.

With the anticipation building, the Men’s Cup Final is just too close to call. Despite receiving a walkover in the quarter finals, Reading’s path to the final has seen them hit the net 24 times in four matches while conceding just six goals along the way. Beeston though are gaining themselves something of a reputation as cup specialists and boast a healthy goal scoring record of 25 goals in their five matches en route to the final, having conceded just eight at the other end.

In the Women’s Cup Final, Bowdon Hightown are aiming for their third piece of silverware this season after already clinching the Women’s Premier Division and the National Indoor Hockey Championships titles. Having scored 34 goals in the competition so far and losing an average of just one goal a game last season’s Cup runners-up will be desperate to go one better this year and lift the trophy. Standing in their way is Cup Final debutants Reading, who have had an impressive season of their own and who have created history in joining their men at the last stage of the Cup.. The East Conference champions’ run to the final has included victory over Premier Division side Trojans in the quarter finals and a tight 5-4 win over Conference West champions University of Birmingham in their semi final.

The YAZOO National Youth Hockey Festival is also home to the Young Umpire and Young Leader Challenges with 50 young people nominated by their regions taking part in a weekend of practical and theoretical learning activities. As part of the Challenge, they will help to run and officiate at the Festival, ably assisting the twelve-strong England Hockey Youth Panel festival management team, whose members are all aged between 16 and 25.

Festival Sunday plays host to the boys and girls under 11 and under 13 YAZOO Mini Hockey Championships. Having won their respective regional championships, the five qualifying teams in each age group will play each other once in a round robin format for the title of National Mini Hockey Champions.

Alongside the hockey at the Festival this year, visitors to Highfields Hockey Centre will be able to take part in all manner of activities in the Fun Zone, from learning circus skills and doing arts and crafts to playing giant games and running the bungee run and bouncy castle. There will also be the opportunity to try out Quicksticks, England Hockey’s dedicated game for 7-11 year olds, which is proving popular in schools and clubs around the country.

Throughout the weekend, England Hockey’s mascots Jasper and Jess will be hosting autograph signing sessions with international hockey players in the big top while there will also be the opportunity for players to buy that new stick they have been dreaming of from The Hockey Centre, England Hockey’s official event retail partner.

Each year, visitors to the Festival help raise funds for the nominated charity of the event, the NSPCC. Last year the generosity of the Hockey Family raised £1200 for the NSPCC.

With free parking, free entry and plenty of free YAZOO as well as a barbeque and a bar for thirsty parents there is something to keep the whole Hockey Family happy at the YAZOO National Youth Hockey Festival this weekend.

YAZOO National Youth Hockey Festival Programme of Events

Saturday 16 May 2009

Start Time: Event

0900hrs: National Schools Championships for Girls U16 Plate Final- Arnold School v Burgess Hill School

1030hrs: Fun Zone Opens

1030hrs: Quicksticks Challenge Opens

1030hrs: Under 9 Wild Festival

1330hrs: England Hockey Youth Panel Conference

1515hrs: Men’s Cup Final: Reading v Beeston

1730hrs: Women’s Cup Final: Bowdon Hightown v Reading

Sunday 17 May 2009

Start Time: Event

1030hrs: Fun Zone Opens

1100hrs: YAZOO National Mini Hockey Championships

YAZOO National Mini Hockey Championships Fixtures

U11 Girls Mini Hockey Match Schedule

1100hrs The Croft School v Kirkham Grammar

1130hrs Queens College v Bishop’s Stortford College

1200hrs St George’s College v The Croft School

1230hrs Kirkham Grammar v Queens College

1300hrs Bishop’s Stortford College v St George’s College

1400hrs The Croft School v Queens College

1430hrs St George’s College v Kirkham Grammar

1500hrs Bishop’s Stortford College v The Croft School

1530hrs Queens College v St George’s College

1600hrs Kirkham Grammar v Bishop’s Stortford College

U13 Girls Mini Hockey Match Schedule


1100hrs Harleston Magpies HC v Lichfield HC

1130hrs Wakefield GHS v Kingston Grammar

1200hrs Dean Close Prep v Harleston Magpies HC

1230hrs Lichfield HC v Wakefield GHS

1300hrs Kingston Grammar v Dean Close Prep

1400hrs Wakefield GHS v Harleston Magpies HC

1430hrs Kingston Grammar v Lichfield HC

1500hrs Dean Close Prep v Wakefield GHS

1530hrs Harleston Magpies HC v Kingston Grammar

1600hrs Lichfield HC v Dean Close Prep

U11 Boys Mini Hockey Match Schedule


1100hrs Ben Rhydding HC v Bilton Grange School

1130hrs Canterbury HC v Exeter Junior School

1200hrs Gresham’s Prep v Ben Rhydding HC

1230hrs Bilton Grange School v Exeter Junior School

1300hrs Gresham’s Prep v Canterbury HC

1400hrs Exeter Junior School v Ben Rhydding HC

1430hrs Bilton Grange School v Gresham’s Prep

1500hrs Ben Rhydding HC v Canterbury HC

1530hrs Exeter Junior School v Gresham’s Prep

1600hrs Canterbury HC v Bilton Grange School

U13 Boys Mini Hockey Match Schedule


1100hrs Belper HC v Dean Close Prep

1130hrs Ben Rhydding HC v Marlow HC

1200hrs Old Loughtonians HC v Belper HC

1230hrs Dean Close Prep v Marlow HC

1300hrs Old Loughtonians HC v Ben Rhydding HC

1400hrs Marlow HC v Belper HC

1430hrs Ben Rhydding HC v Dean Close Prep

1500hrs Marlow HC v Old Loughtonians HC

1530hrs Belper HC v Ben Rhydding HC

1600hrs Old Loughtonians HC v Dean Close Prep


Further Information:

Nick Martin, England Hockey Competitions and Events Assistant Manager, Yazoo National Youth Hockey Festival Manager, 01628 897500

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.

Harleston Magpies Under 13 Girls

Magpies girls followed on from their superb performance on Saturday (winning the East Finals) by achieving a remarkable record in winning all six club tournaments. Norwich City were the hosts on Sunday and Magpies again dominated the tournament winning all six games, scoring 16 goals whilst conceding none.

Team Sarah Brook capt, Katie Rudd GK, Katherine Ridley, Kira Wooltorton, Holly Baker, Rosie Chubbock, Elizabeth Jones, Georgia Pearson Goal scorers Holly Baker 7, Sarah Brook 5, Rosie Chubbock 2, Elizabeth Jones 2

East Mini Finals

Harleston Magpies hosted the East Mini Finals at the weekend with our own under 13 girls team representing Norfolk. Cheered on by a vociferous home crowd Magpies managed to win five games and draw one enabling the girls to be crowned East champions and progress to the National Finals in Nottingham played on Sunday 17th May.

oughest and a very even encounter finished goalless. Excellent wins followed against Newport Free Grammar School (Cambs) 3-1,Spalding (Lincs) 7-0, Felstead Prep School (Essex) 2-0, Old Buckenham Hall School (Suffolk) 3-0 and Bishop Stortford College (Herts) 2-0.

Magpies had by far been the most consistent team in the tournament and credit must go to the entire squad of players whom all contributed in making Magpies East Champions.

Team: Sarah Brook capt, Katie Rudd GK, Katherine Ridley, Kira Wooltorton, Lizzie Jones, Holly Baker, Rosie Chubbock, Jemima Jacobs, Saffron Wilford, Georgia Pearson

Goalscorers Holly Baker 9, Sarah Brook 4, Rosie Chubbock 2, Jemima Jacobs 1, Lizzie Jones 1

Harleston Magpies Girls Under 13

Magpies followed on from their Norfolk Championship victory with yet another first place finish in the Alex Hill Memorial Tournament played at Dereham. Although the girls never played with the fluency of previous weeks, five wins and one draw was enough to claim their fifth tournament win of the season.

This was ideal preparation for Magpies who will be representing Norfolk this weekend in the East Finals at Weybread.

Results v Watton 2-0, Norwich City A 1-0, Dereham A 0-0, Pelicans 2-0, Norwich City B 2-0, Dereham B 7-0.

Goalscorers Sarah Brook 8, Holly Baker 5, Rosie Chubbock 1

Team:-Sarah Brook capt, Katie Rudd gk, Katherine Ridley, Kira Wooltorton, Elizabeth Jones, Holly Baker, Rosie Chubbock, Jemima Jacobs, Georgia Pearson

Norfolk Championship Under 13 Girls

Magpies Win Norfolk Championship
Magpies hosted the National Mini Hockey Championship Norfolk Festival and were emphatic winners against some strong opposition. Throughout the tournament the girls produced quality hockey enabling Magpies to win all six games, scoring a very impressive 23 goals whilst conceding none.

This victory shall see Magpies representing Norfolk in the East Regional Finals hosted at Weybread over the weekend of 25/26th April.

Results:-v Watton 8-0, Norwich City 3-0, Dereham 2-0, Pelicans 6-0, Greshams 2-0, Norwich School 2-0
Goalscorers Holly Baker 13, Sarah Brook 5, Saffron Wilford 4, Jemima Jacobs 1

Team:- Sarah Brook capt, Katie Rudd GK, Kira Wooltorton, Katherine Ridley, Elizabeth Jones, Holly Baker, Jemima Jacobs, Saffron Wilford, Rosie Chubbock