Acadeny Results: England changed the Jacs this year into the Academies. The U13s were now to play 7 aside. Second teams could now be included. Plate competitions were organised by the East in some age groups The weather affected the competitions. The U16/17 age group were unable to play their league and hope to play a single day tournament after the exams in June. The U15s who were also going to play a League had a 1 day competition instead. It is also hoped to play the U15 Girls Plate competition in June.
Norfolk won 3 age groups, the U13 Girls Cup, the U15 Girls and the U14 Boys. Suffolk won the U14 Girls and also the Boys U13 plate competition. Cambs, Herts and Essex won one competition each with Cambs winning the U13 Girls plate, Suffolk taking the honours in the Boys U13 plate and Herts , the victors in the U15 Boys. We hope that the weather will be kinder in the coming season!
In2Hockey Club Competitions: On April 28th and 29th, the Club In2Hockey took place at Harleston Magpies Club. It was a cold, windy and wet weekend but the spectators were cheered up by the quality of the hockey. In the semi finals of U10 Boys, Cambridge City lost to Hertford by 2 goals to O, whilst Norwich City who had not lost all afternoon had to go to Penalty strokes after a 1-1 draw, before beating Blueharts. In the goalless final, Norwich City again won on penalty strokes against Hertford
In the U10 girls. Harleston Magpies pleased many of the spectators by winning their Section with maximum points. Their opposition in the final was Chelmsford. However, they, too had a goalless draw. Harleston Magpies won the penalty stroke competition by 2 goals to 1.
A draw was again involved in the final of the U12 boys between Old Loughtonians and Norwich Dragons. Old Loughtonians had beaten Cambridge City 1-0 in their semi final, whilst Norwich Dragons had beaten Blue Hornets 2-1. Both teams scored a goal in the final and more penalty strokes were taken, The U12 contest was won by Norwich Dragons 3 strokes to 2.
The U12 girls was won handsomely by Sevenoaks who were undefeated all day with no goals scored against them and overwhelmed Harleston Magpies in the final by 7 goals to 0.
All the U12 winners and runners-up will go to the National In2Hockey Club finals on May 12th. We wish them well and hope that the weather will be kind to them.