Kirkby Stephen Junior Hockey Players Reach National Finals
Three junior hockey teams attended the Regional In2 Hockey Tournament at Leeds recently. U12 Girls, U10 girls and U10 boys achieving some of their best results to date.
Whilst the junior teams have progressed well through the opening rounds in previous years, the U12 girls are the first junior team in the club to have qualified to attend the National Finals.
Their group games consisted of 4 games against Fylde, Chester, Saracens and York. Having qualified through the group stages Kirkby went on to play Favourites Wakefield in the semi final, superb penalty corner routines and fierce defending lead them to a deserved win.
The extremely close and at times tense final was played out between Kirkby Stephen and York, with York in the dying minute able to score a winner. Kirkby Stephen go through as runners up and along with York represent the North of England at the National In2 Hockey competition at Nottingham on Saturday 18th of May.
Kirkby Stephen U12 Girls team who will represent the North of England at the National In2 Hockey Competition in Nottingham
Kirkby Stephen U10 girls who qualified for the regional In2 Hockey competition in Leeds, showed some lovely skill and great determination when they came up against good opposition from Thirsk, Alderley Edge and Fylde in the group stage at Leeds.
Kirkby Stephen U10 boys attended the regional round of the In2 Hockey competition in Leeds. They held their own against strong opposition from large clubs and were unlucky not to get through to the semi finals, having played Chester, York and Preston in the group stages.