All the girls are now back safe and sound from the East Indoor Championships and what a weekend it’s been.
In their first ever time at the tournament the Ladies 2s played with pure grit and determination against some really tough oppositions. A great experience for them and a weekend full of smiles from the team.
Upminster are the first ever club to send two teams to this tournament. We are so fortunate to have so much talent in our club, it’s so good to see more people having that chance to play at this level. They’ve worked so hard and impressed in every game.
The Ladies 1s made it to the final of the Championships, facing Bedford once again. The team poured everything they had into it, but it just wasn’t meant to be today.
Ladies 1s finish second ? which in itself is outstanding. Until the final, the girls were unbeaten. A credit in itself when up against the likes of national league sides and finishing ahead of Southgate, St Albans and Wapping. Facing St Albans HC in the semi final, who had scored 35 goals in the previous days games, weren’t even able to score against us!
This year has been our highest ever finish in this tournament and we couldn’t be prouder of what all the girls have achieved!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us to get here. Our spectators have been the best and a big thanks to the lovely ladies from West Herts Hockey Club who stayed on to support us in the final. We really appreciate it.
Finally a big thank you to our sponsors Chris Szpak and the team from Fox Accountancy ? we wouldn’t be here without your support.