On Sunday 9th December we participated in a mini festival hosted by Redland Hockey Club at Badminton School.

It has been a few years since we have had a festival on our doorstep and we took full advantage – 5 teams and 50 academy players represented Westbury and United Banks at Under 10 and Under 12 level. We saw some great hockey played with fantastic spirit and sportsmanship. We had plenty of volunteer coaches and umpires on hand, and the touchline was packed with enthusiastic and encouraging parents. This is what academy hockey is all about.

Thank you to everybody who was involved, we have plans in the pipeline for more local hockey in the second half of the season.