Long Sutton kids teach their parents a hockey lesson

The junior team, ready for action.
The junior team, ready for action.
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Long Sutton Hockey Club Juniors held their end of season awards on Friday, preceded by the annual parents v players match.

With over 20 parents wanting to show their children how it was done, it was only ever going to end one way... the children won 3-1! A barbecue followed at the club before the presentations, which were as follows:

Promising Talent: Girl – Ruby Rimner, Boy – Josh Woodrow; Emerging Talent: Martha Hoyles; U12 Most Improved Girl – Jemima Dodd, Boy – Josh Norey; U14 Most Improved Girl - Jess Burton, Boy – Harry Braggington.

Badgers Player of the year – Josh Ripley; Players’ player of the year U12 B Team – George Neal, U12 A Team – Hannah Baker, 14B Team – Harry Bragginton, U14 A Team – Brad Whitmore.

Coaches Player of year U12 B team – Josh Lambert, U12 A Team – Harry Walsh, U14 B team – Patrick Walsh, U14 A Team – Jacob Synnott.

Top Scorer – Josh Baker; Coaches Overall Player of the year – Brad Whitmore; Contribution to Junior Hockey and Sportsmanship Award – Will Taylor; Best Girl – Emmy Gittins; Best Boy – Matt Goodley.

The season has beena great one, with the club increasing the number of juniors playing due to the good work of Becky Haloes and the local schools competition.

For the first time they fielded a C team in the U12 leagues, the B team were only a few minutes away from winning their group and the A team are developing well.

The U14 A team played some exceptional hockey and the B team have developed nicely through the year, just missing out on winning their league.

The club is delighted that seven players are leaving juniors this year to move to seniors and each and every one are a credit to themselves and our club. They are: Brad Whitmore, Tyler Hagan, Patrick Walsh, Harry Bragginton, Josh Ripley, Matt Goodley and Will Taylor.