Ladies 1s

About our Ladies 1st Team

Our Ladies 1s currently play in the North Premier Division after gaining double promotion in 2013/14 & 2014/15 seasons. Our team and club has grown from strength to strength and the team are now holding their own in the North Premier Division, the highest league the club has ever reached making this one of the strongest ladies hockey teams in Cumbria. We strive to keep looking forward and being the best team we can be, and we are extremely proud to be a high achieving small town club in a top flight league. A lot of our players have come through our junior programme but we always welcome new players who are looking at playing a higher level of hockey. 

Training Times

  • We train on a Wednesday night 7-8.30pm at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School.
  • Thursday 8-9pm - GET BACK TO HOCKEY. This session is open to all ages, ability and genders and is all about enjoying hockey! We tend to play an informal match which you can take as seriously as you want. Not played hockey for a while? Then this is the session for you!

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There is ‘Hope’ for the 1sts yet!

Kirkby Stephen ladies 1st faced Didsbury Northern ladies 1s for the second time this season. With the home advantage and typical cumbrian weather out in force Kirkby started strong at whistle and played with belief that they could turn Didsbury over after their 2-6 lose earlier in the season. Within the first 10 minutes Kirkby were awarded with a penalty corner which Julie Hope converted. Both teams played at good intensity considering the windy conditions with the away team pushing hard not to let go of the match, and brought the match to 1-1 after good play from outfield catching Kirkby on the back foot. Sophie Winder made some remarkable saves in goal for the home side and the team worked hard from attack to defence to make sure they moved as a unit and kept didsbury at bay. After some great play through the midfield by Heidi Maughaun the ball fell to Jan Hope who which stitched the ball through 3 defenders to find the back of the net. The score was 2-1 at half time with everything to play for and both teams held their own, awarded with another penalty corner Kirkby once again took advantage and Jan Hope took her second goal of the game on the far post after  a great deflection from Lisa Potter. Tension rose in the game as you felt Didsbury did not travel for 2 hours to get beat by a team which they turned over at home, the Manchester team became very attacking took back a goal making the score 3-2. With 5 minutes to go Kirkby worked very hard as a team to maintain their lead and were rewarded with 3 points.
They travel to Wakefield today hoping to pick up another 3 points while Kirkby Stephen Ladies 2s take on Ulverston at home 2.30pm PB.

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