If you thought the hockey season couldn’t continue for much longer, you’d be sorely mistaken…
With the new England Hockey league system now fully embedded the amended format of 8 regional areas has allowed for the creation of a new era of Masters hockey teams. This has seen many players from Over 35s to 70s, who wouldn’t have previously been involved, trial across the 8 regions over the past few months.
We’re really pleased to see that over 20 players from Old Cranleighan HC are now either representing London Region, South or England at Masters Hockey across various age groups. Regional tournaments have and continue to be held up and down the country but those lucky enough to get selected for England have international tours to come this summer and beyond.
We have already seen some incredible results in the regional tournaments.
Men’s London Over 35s came 3rd – with David Roberts scoring 3 goals.
Ladies Over 40s finished 3rd place – represented by Jackie Waite and Serena Jacob.
Men’s Over 55s finished 3rd place – represented by Paul Wright, Howard Cruthers and honourable mention to Mangat.
Ladies Over 60s also came in 3rd – with representation from Carol Jacob, Pam Abdulla, Kim Lyle and Michelle Rankin.
Men’s Over 50s came 2nd – represented by Robin Crumby
Gold Medals go to the Men’s Over 40s – winning 4-0 in the final – with both Stu Ripley and John Jauncey representing for OCs.
Andrew Saunders also won gold medal for the Over 70s, scoring two goals in the final. He has now been asked to represent England O70s this summer against Germany and The Netherlands!
David Knapp will be representing England in Over 60s team this summer.