SHC Juniors have a stand out weekend at both Club and County level!

This weekend saw a bumper set of results and successes for our junior teams across the ages at both club and county level. Well done to all who played!

Before we get to the results a quick shout out for all parents, carers, family members and friends who week in week ensure our juniors get to where they need, in the right kit, with the right equipment, including packed lunches and snacks, whether that be for training, matches home and (at times far) away or ball patrol for our M1 and W1 home matches. Behind all these results and many more lie logistics that would make the military proud! A particular mention this week for all those celebrating Mothering Sunday last Sunday on the touchline in the pouring rain!!

U10 Girls
SHC U10 Girls As finished second in the London Cup wining 3 matches but losing to the winners Surbiton HC. But finishing second means they qualify for the London Cup regional finals in April. SHC u10 Girls Bs finished second in the London Plate.

U14 Girls
Genevieve Castle and Sophie Fitzpatrick played for London North u14 Girls and won both games, 2-0 against Buckinghamshire and 1-0 against Berkshire. Felicienne Castle, Ezgi Demir, Sofia Nosinova and Nora Atta played for London North u13 Girls, losing against Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Ezgi and Felicienne are actually part of SHC u12 Girls and their inclusion within the London North u13 Girls squad meant they were playing their first ever 11 aside games! SHC u14 Swifts displayed some great hockey skills, excellent teamwork and determination in their match against H&W. They lost 4-1 but it was their best match yet and the score doesn’t fully reflect their dominance in the game.

U14 Boys
Zack Michaels played for London North u13s Boys against Surrey and Sussex in Cobham. London North lost both games but played very well, particularly against a strong Surrey squad. Tom van Soest and Charlie Blomquist played for London North u14s Boys beating Sussex 1-0 and losing 6-0 to Surrey. SHC u14 Tropics played a great game v MTS coming back in the second half to dominate play and bring the score up to a close loss of 6-8.

U16 Girls
Niah Shah, Kitty McDowell, Fi Bratchell-Owens, Lucy Roughton and Daisy North played for London North u15 Girls against Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. They lost 3-0 to Bucks and won 2-0 against Berks. The SHC u16 Girls Development team had an exciting game against H&W winning 4-1. A huge thanks to the 5 SHC u14 Girls who played and had no problems fitting in at this level, including Imogen Roper who stepped up to play in goal minutes before the game! Goals from Annabelle Holmes (x2), Ava Smith and Isla Mackintosh.

U16 Boys
Alex Prior and Will Roughton were part of the U15 Boys London North team who travelled to Sussex to play both Surrey and Sussex. London North won 4-0 against Sussex and lost 1-3 against Surrey in a 2 hour back to back marathon of hockey for London North. Olly Regan captained the Essex u17 Boys who came 3rd in the East of England tournament.

U18 Girls
The SHC u18 Girls won 2-0 against a strong St Albans.

U18 Boys
Sajiv Saha and David James represented Hertfordshire in the East of England u17s Boys finals tournament. Herts won all their games 1-0 against Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge. Tadgh McGrath and Kyle Shah played for u17 London North Boys drawing 0-0 against Sussex but winning 2-1 against Surrey.