Ladies clinch promotion

PUBLISHED: 09:30 18 May 2012

Photo Caption: Winscombe Ladies First Team win promotion into Central Division!

Photo Caption: Winscombe Ladies First Team win promotion into Central Division!

Winscombe Ladies Hockey Club won promotion as highest runners-up in Sedgemoor League 1.

WINSCOMBE Ladies Hockey Club’s first XI finished the season as highest runners-up in Sedgemoor 1 League, winning them promotion back into Central Division after a six-year absence.

Unbeaten at home, scoring 78 goals and playing some fantastic team hockey to win promotion was a proud achievement for first team coach Emma Pike. Emma came to Winscombe in 2007 after the team had just been relegated from the Central Division after 15 years.

She said: “The squad have worked hard this season, and their fitness and discipline as a team has proven decisive and a number of games this year. I am very pleased with their success and they are hoping to build on this next season.”

A delighted captain, Kelly Clark added: “All of us in the first team are looking forward to playing at a higher standard next season.”

It was nearly a double celebration as the club’s second XI just missed out on the runners-up promotion place in Sedgemoor 2 as they were beaten by the eventual league winners in the last match of the season, despite scoring a record 78 goals.

Winscombe train and play at the Hans Price Academy in Weston. Players of all standards and levels plus junior players (under-13s) are invited to a free taster session when training resumes for the new season in August.

New players receive half-price membership for a year. Please e-mail Gail Izzard at Izzards@btinternet.com for further information.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Weston Mercury