Hockey club celebrations

Players past and present celebrated Thetford Town Hockey Club's 30th anniversary on Saturday.Around 50 people came together to mark the birthday in a year which sees the club strengthening and developing.

Players past and present celebrated Thetford Town Hockey Club's 30th anniversary on Saturday.

Around 50 people came together to mark the birthday in a year which sees the club strengthening and developing.

As reported in last week's paper, Thetford men's team has romped to victory in their league.

For the first time in years, Thetford ladies' squad has put out two teams.


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The first team came third in its league, scoring more than 100 goals and conceding few, while the seconds created an exceptional team spirit and is bringing on some promising players.

The club has even started teaching a small group of cubs.

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Gary Scott, head coach for the club, said: “There are still people who are surprised that there is a hockey club in Thetford.

“We are a thriving club, with great team spirit and potential. We hope to grow even further and next season we will be looking to do even better.”

As part of the evening's events, a series of trophies were handed out. The winners were: Players' player - men's team, Alan Snow; ladies' second team, Simone Bull; ladies' first team, Isabel Cockayne; Coaches' award, Simone Bull; and ladies' squad sponsor Rudling Wakelam's Most Improved Player, Dee Burris. Top ladies' squad goal scorers were: Dawn Heavey (1sts) and Emily Heather (2nds).

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