Junior Match Reports

Tournament Match Reports

April 2018 – U10s

Yesterday was a fabulous morning of hockey with our crazy U10s team. We think Saturday’s sun had gone to all their heads, including the coaches, who weren’t prepared for the rain showers.

Great team work and individual play saw them draw 0-0 in their first two matches which were fair results for both sides. The other games were a bit tougher and, whilst the results didn’t go their way, the whole team played brilliantly with everyone having a go at defence.

This time of year is always a bit sad as there are always some Mini Bees who have played in their last U10s tournament. They have grown so much as players, though, so we know they are more than ready for the next step up to U12s.

We are looking forward to celebrating their success on Wednesday at the presentation evening.


March 2018 – U12s

Yesterday saw our U12s A and B teams in action at Weetwood and Adel.
Our A team were back up in Division D again after their success last time. They were up against some strong opposition so it was always going to be a challenge but, each and everyone of them stepped up their game to play some brilliant individual and team hockey; giving their all in every match. It was also lovely to hear the compliments from the side line from the other team coaches.

Our B team welcomed two new players to the tournament, one of them making her debut in goal. From the off they worked really well together attacking and defending as a team and really thinking about their game. They had lots of close matches with three 1-0 losses and two draws.

As coaches we are always sad to see our Mini Bees become too old for the tournaments and we wish we could stop time and have them with us forever. We have seen three of our juniors grow from little girls into confident young women. Luckily for us, though, it’s really only a short time before we can welcome them into the senior section and, then as coaches, we get to play as team mates… and then the fun really starts!

A big thank you to our senior players and one of the parents for running the teams and umpiring, allowing our junior coach to see both teams in action. Finally, a big thank you to the Mums for sharing their Mother’s Day with us.

January 2018 – U10s

We are bursting with pride at how well our Mini Bees did yesterday especially as it was so cold.

With a squad of ten, it meant lots of chances for everyone to run their socks off and all of them certainly put the effort in with votes for Man of the Match spread across the team. This also reflected in the results with three 0-0 draws, one 1-1 draw and the final game, a 1-0 win.

A massive thank you to all the parents for their support yesterday especially to those, and one of our U12s, who stepped up and helped manage the team.

December 2017 – U10s

What a fabulous day of hockey for our U10s team. A great debut by two Mini Bees who both scored. An amazing team effort meant lots of attacks came from our defence, with our goalie sending perfectly directed saves to our outfield sticks. It was so lovely to see such big grins on not only the players’ faces, but also the parents’.

With two wins and two (one only just) defeats it was hard to single out any one player for players player, votes were spread across the team. Well done team, your coach and parents are very proud of you.

November 2017 – U12s

What a beautiful morning on Sunday 19th for hockey.

The Mini Bees U12s’ A team gave it their all today in four very closely matched games. We mixed it up and tried a few players in new positions and you know what… they smashed it . Versatility, passion and communication is the key to a great team and they had it all. They were ready every game, being set up raring to go… even before the previous teams had moved off the pitch! They played some beautiful hockey and it was great to see them play so well, and they just narrowly missed out on winning some games against very experienced bigger players but they never stopped going.

Our U12s’ B team also played their stripy socks off, especially as they were an all girls team in the boys tournament! Great individual play from each and everyone of the girls, both attacking and defending. Some fantastic tackling from defence and amazing saves from our goalkeeper. Midfield tirelessly supported the defence, whilst putting in some great attacking runs alongside the centre forward.

Thank you to parents and grandparents for your support and a big thank you to Dan, our Men’s captain, for umpiring the U12s B team.

September 2017 – U10s

Sunday 17th September 2017 saw our new U10s team take on Division B in the first of their 2017/18 fixtures.  It was a damp start and a tough first game against a well drilled Ben Rhydding but the team weren’t disheartened especially as they had homemade biscuits to fuel them for the next games!!  The games against Leeds and Leeds Adel were much more evenly matched with plenty of opportunities for defence and attack alike to show their skills.  They did particularly well with short corners as some of the team had never done them before.

The spread of votes across the team for Man of Match proved how hard everyone worked with many of the players asking to be subbed as they had run their “new” socks off.  The winner of Man of Match was eventually shared by Lydia and Millie who were both new to the team this year.  Coach’s player went to Evie for playing in a number of different positions and defending well.  Special mentions though have to go to Georgia, Leo and Sophie for some great attacks (so nearly scored) and sprints back into defence.  Lydia for shining in midfield once she had been set her free from staying on the wing!  Eva and Mia for a great defending duo and last but certainly not least Thomas for being a star in goal both for us and for Leeds Adel.

Our U10s team did themselves proud with their enthusiasm, sportsmanship (playing for other teams who were short of players) and the way they improved with each game.  They also looked amazing in their new kit.  We’re sure the sponsor of the team kit will be very pleased with how they looked and represented themselves.

A thank you to parents and grandparents for their cheering, Erica for her photography skills (we will try and remember the long lens next time) and finally Sharon for her umpiring.

September 2017 – U12s