On a cold crisp morning Romsey U12 Girls travelled to Winchester.
The team looked strong from the outset with nearly the entire first third being played in the Winchester half. Fantastic attacking runs and crosses coming from Elsie on the right wing supported by Caitlin saw a few chances on goal, all frustrated by excellent saves from the Winchester keeper.
The second third opened with more fast paced runs followed by accurate crossing from Hannah that forced errors in the Winchester defence creating opportunities for Camilla and Grace. Finally Clara picked out Grace with a laser accurate pass from midfield, Grace then beat a Winchester defender and the goalkeeper to open the scoring tally.
The last third of the game opened with Grace’s second, calmly scored from a rebounded save. As the team began to tire Winchester managed a few attacking runs into the Romsey half, all of which were quickly shut down and cleared by some great defensive team work, special mention to Clara and Maya for cool heads under pressure. Grace completed her hat-trick having been fed by a great pass from Caitlin. A final chance from a Winchester short corner was quickly smothered and cleared by some fantastic defensive team work.
A real team effort from everyone today, well done girls!
The Romsey U12 girls played their first match on a full pitch and faced a strong Petersfield team.
The first third showed the teams were evenly matched, with Maya and Clara setting the standard for a strong defence which remained throughout the game. Elsie on the right wing had a strong run taking the ball up for Caitlin in midfield to put pressure on the Petersfield defence and spotting a space, passed beautifully to Grace who finished off with a confident goal giving Romsey an early lead. Petersfield equalised in the last few minutes of the third.
The second third started with the girls mixing up their positions due to injuries. With Rosie dropping back to midfield, she intercepted many passes and with Sophie quickly clearing balls out to the sides. Phoebe did well on the left wing this being her first hockey match – she keep her head up looking for spaces, finding Camila and Maggie who were ready to push forward but were met with a strong defence. Meanwhile, Petersfield pushed forward and scored a second goal.
In the final third, Petersfield continued to put on the pressure. Romsey girls stayed on their toes and Anna on the left back, who was up against a strong forward from Petersfield, showed huge resilience, and just didn’t give up, going in for tackle after tackle. Elise and Maya backed her up, with Clara making strong clearing passes to the wings. Petersfield sealed their win with a third goal, making it past Daisy in goal who was so strong, saving many attempts which would have left a very different score.
Junior training has started again this week and so we have taken the opportunity to present the awards for U10, U12, U14 and U16 Girls and Boys. Awards are give to the Player of the Season and to the Most Improved Player in each age group.
Sunday 1st March , a fantastic u12 in2 Hockey girls tournament!
Hosted by Haslemere Hockey club, the best clubs from Hampshire pitted their skills to see who could make it to the regional round in London.
Romsey’s squad consisted of 10 girls , Zoe P, Imogen A , Harriet F, Hannah T, Isobel L, Ellie E, Eliza H, Lucy W, Alisa S, and Tilly D.
The girls played a total of 7 pool games only losing one to the eventual winners Haselmere 1-0.
Their hard effort and great team play through the pool stage got them into the semi final against Fareham where they battled out a tense 0-0 draw which meant penalty flicks to decide the match.
The Fareham keeper made one fine save which was enough to see them through to the final. The tournament was not over though, Romsey now had to play the 3rd /4th play off match against New Forest.
This again was a tense affair with great play all round plus super goal keeping from Ellie, another 0-0 , more penalties!
Some parents could not watch!
A super save from Ellie gave Romsey the advantage and despite having to re take her penalty Harriet held her nerve to score giving Romsey 3rd place.
A fantastic day of Hockey and a great team performance from a great group of girls.
Thanks to all parents for their support plus Julia, Elaine and Sally for their hard work.
Well done all!
Over 50 members of the junior section and their families were joined by Father Christmas for a morning of fun and games at Romsey School.
7 teams made up of members from all age groups, coaches and parents played a 7 aside round robin tournament.
Hot chocolate and mince pies were served to maintain energy levels and everyone played in fine spirits to ensure that Santa will return on Christmas Eve to fill their stockings!
The U12 Romsey team put on a very strong performance against Winchester on Sunday.
Each girl gave one hundred percent in a match which saw the majority of attacking play by the formidable Romsey team.
Every player displayed greatly improved stick skills, and their fantastic pace and accurate passing up the field meant the Winchester goalie had a very busy morning!
P.O.M Harriet F.
After a respectful Remembrance Sunday silence the Romsey U12 side commenced what was to be an amazing display of youth hockey.
The Romsey girls U12 dominated today at their match against Trojans, scoring a healthy 9 goals, whilst conceding none. The incredible win was a tribute to the girls’ hard work in training, their determination, and total confidence on the ball. Each girl showed impressive personal skills on the pitch however their teamwork was seamless. Full use of the width of the pitch and smart, strong passing between teammates meant Romsey had the majority of possession which they put to great use.
Invincible defending from Tilly D, Clara F, Hattie K, Isobel L and accurate/powerful saves and clearances from goalkeeper Ellie G meant a clean sheet for the Romsey defence. Confident interception and clean passing by the midfielders (birthday girl) Hannah T (4), Eliza H, Lucy W (2), Zoe P, and Harriet F (1) kept the relentless pressure on the Trojans defence, feeding ball after ball to the cool, skilful forwards Caitlin J (2), Maddie O and Elsie D.
A fantastic team performance! (Clara F Player of the match)
Almost 100 junior members, their families, coaches and managers enjoyed a great celebration of the season on Saturday afternoon at Romsey School.
Everyone, parents included, were divided into team and they played a fun round robin tournament with a few special rules. No one could tackle a mini unless you were a mini yourself and extra points were given to each team by the umpires for sportsmanship at the end of each game.
In the end Rufus’s team pipped Noah’s side to the title and the winners enjoyed a box of chocolates to celebrate!
After the games came the BBQ, chef’s Simeon and Jo Field, Rex and Linda Taylor, Pete O’Hara and Clare Cooper coped brilliantly with demand and much food and drink was consumed. Thank you to everyone else that assisted and those that brought along the cakes.
To finish the season awards were given to each age group for their Player of the Season and their Most Improved Player. The winners were as follows:
|2019 Player of the Season||2019 Most Improved Player|
|U8 Boys||Zach Woodgate-Jones||Hamish Nicholson|
|U8 Girls||Cherry Cadge||Grace Gomarsall|
|U10 Boys||Jake Attfield||Ben Gladstone|
|U10 Girls||Caitlin Jupp||Clara Fuller|
|U12 Boys||Rupert Willes||Tom Westmore|
|U12 Girls||Katie Butson||Eliza Herbert|
|U14 Boys||Lorne Thomson||Harry Garton|
|U14 Girls||Hannah Procter||Sadie Franklin|
|U16 Boys||Rob Budden||Rufus Taylor|
|U16 Girls||Alex Orak||Jess Grout|
The Bonham Cup for the Most Improved Junior Player was awarded to Alex Orak who has excellent both in the junior section and playing for the ladies – she has gone from ladies 4s to end the season playing for the ladies 1s.
The Junior Club Person of the Year was awarded to Noah Cooper who, despite not doing Duke Of Edinburgh, still turned up to assist in coaching the minis every Sunday morning during the season. Well done, and thank you Noah.