At least one of the men got to play some hockey this summer!
The club are very proud of Stuart Carrick, our Mens’ 1s captain, who played for Scotland in the Masters European Championship in The Netherlands this summer.
Scotland had a challenging first game against the top team in Europe at the moment, The Netherlands, and although they lost, they fought well and even got some nice compliments from the Dutch crowd. They went on to a disappointing draw with Germany after letting the equaliser in at the death but made it through to the quarter finals where they faced England. They went 3 down to England in the first half and despite getting 2 back in the 3rd quarter couldn’t find another.
This left Scotland fighting for 5th. They first met Italy who also had a (former) Winchmore Hill & Enfield player, Lorenzo Giunta, in the line up. Scotland won 5-1 despite Stuart’s goal being given as a short corner! In their final game, Scotland beat current home nations champions Ireland 2-1 in a very close match to finish 5th overall.
The ladies entered two teams in to the Southgate Summer Hockey League this year.
The A team had some mixed results early on with very close score lines until a brilliant 5-0 win over Hampstead and Westminster and continued on to qualify for the cup competition in the second half of the summer. They finished 5th in the cup with 2 wins and 3 losses which included a memorable 5-0 win against Harrow who had been unbeaten all summer.
After starting with a defeat, the B team’s highlight of the summer came early on when in the second match they beat Southgate Hot Shots 2-0. There was a series of losses until a magnificent 5-0 victory over Hendon and Mill Hill. The Bs played in the plate competition for the second half of the summer where they came 5th overall with 4 losses but rounded the summer off with a nice 2-0 win over Hendon and Mill Hill once again.
The final match of the summer was the rescheduled As v Bs which saw 20 players and the greatly missed Rob Deane take to the pitch. Presumably inspired by the Durham warm up going on next to the pitch, the game was a brilliant show of talent and enthusiasm and nodded strongly to a few more wins next season!
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This year’s Back To Hockey campaign has been the most successful in recent memory. A total of 18 new people came down to Winchmore Hill & Enfield to give hockey a go and it was particularly great to see 16 current members showing them what a friendly and welcoming club we are. Thanks goes out to everyone involved in advertising and running these fantastic sessions.
The players who turned up all showed great enthusiasm and a ‘have a go’ attitude that I’m sure will see them well in the season! Many also came with some pretty good hockey skills up their sleeves and after a quick refresher they looked like they’d never been away. We have had 2 ladies already play for the club in the summer league and more that are raring to go!
We are really looking forward to welcoming these new faces to trials and training in the new season and know that they will each be a great asset to the teams.
This year’s Back to Hockey has blown last year’s numbers out the water with 15 new people coming down to give hockey a go so far!
This success showed last night when 2 of our Back to Hockey newcomers debuted in the Southgate Summer Hockey League for the ladies Bs. It was great to see more Back to Hockey players on the sideline supporting too and we hope to get them on the pitch very soon!
Back To Hockey continues Saturdays 11:00-12:00 until 19th August.
The first Back to Hockey session was a great success!
Despite a bit of rain, 8 current members welcomed 12 new faces to the club for a few drills and games followed by bacon rolls in the clubhouse.
The new players showed some great skills and enthusiasm and will be strong additions across the whole section.
If you missed today but are still interested in playing, there are 5 more sessions- pop down to the club in Ford’s Grove next Saturday 11-12.