Reading’s Next Generation Emulate the Indoor Sides (well almost)By Reading Hockey Club • Feb 6th, 2014 • Category: Home Page, Match Reports, U8s - U12s
Whilst the men’s and ladies’ indoor teams were performing at Wembley the most junior members were representing the club across the Thames Valley. In one of the busiest days for the U12’s group in the season the incredible team of volunteer coaches and administrators managed a major logistical effort to get over 200 U8’s, U10’s and U12’s to 10 different tournaments and venues on Sunday. A truly remarkable achievement that was matched with further silverware for the club.
The leading event of the day was at Wallingford where both our U8 and U12 teams (beating the other Reading team in the final) won Gold. The U8 coaches were full of praise for the kids and “the positive effort, attitude and behaviour of the RHC players as well as the huge potential of the group”. Both the U10 teams progressed comfortably out of the group stages but unfortunately couldn’t hold their form in the QF. Neil Archer, their coach noted “the passing play improved, and was excellent at times”. Rob Thompson, lead coach for the U12, was understandably delighted by their performance “It was a pleasure to see the brand of hockey played by both teams. It was fast, energetic, direct and with lots of excellent passing”.
The U10’s and U12’s are now preparing for the county round of In 2 Hockey on March 16th and then, hopefully, onto Regionals.
A report on the Minis at this stage of the season would not be complete without mentioning the excellent work of all the Young Leaders who turn up week in week out before their own training session to help and encourage the younger age group. It is a true team effort and really appreciated.
So lots to look forward to for the rest of the season….