Hockey awards given out

Erika Goldsmith was the star of St Ives Hockey Club s annual end-of-season club day. She claimed the U15s player of the season award, along with the ladies training gong and most improved junior girl award. The St Ives Ladies first team had a successful

Erika Goldsmith was the star of St Ives Hockey Club's annual end-of-season club day.

She claimed the U15s player of the season award, along with the ladies' training gong and most improved junior girl award.

The St Ives Ladies first team had a successful season, consolidating in sixth position in the Ladies East League 1 following last season's promotion. Goalkeeper Tracy Rippen and star striker Helen Clarke were named top players of the campaign.

St Ives Ladies II endured a tough campaign, finishing bottom of the Cambs Premier Division, while Ladies III earned a creditable fifth place in the Cambs League Division 1.


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For the men, the first team cantered to victory in the East League 3NW, losing just twice and putting together an 18-match winning streak. Ben Scarrow was named player of the season while captain Iain McIntosh won players' player of the year. John Marjason-Stamp was the U19 player of the season.

Both St Ives Men II and III narrowly missed out on promotion from the East League 4NW. Simon Bollom was the seconds' top performer with Mark Cox winning the training award. James Cahill was named players' player for the thirds with defender Jamie Hall picking up the most improved player accolade.

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St Ives IV struggled for much of the season in East League 5NW, but avoided relegation by a single place. Captain Tony Osborne was player of the season.

Alfie Brennan was player of the year for St Ives Men V, helping them finish fourth in East League 7NW.

Michael Jenner was the club's U15 player of the season.

INFORMATION: For more on hockey at St Ives, visit www.stiveshockey.co.uk

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