Fareham Hockey Club hosts another successful junior tournament…

On a glorious sunny day, 12 local hockey Clubs joined Fareham for an end of season tournament.

Approximately 100 keen and energetic players, accompanied by equally enthusiastic parents, were hosted at Fareham’s purpose built Hockey Club (beside Henry Cort School). It was a fun day for all the children, with some competitive hockey thrown in. Playing on quarter pitches, the organisation was precision timed.

Appropriate rules for this age group were strictly adhered to by Fareham’s group of young Umpires, led by Murray Watson. Music was mostly “old school” thanks to Rob Fryer, who also compered the proceedings throughout. Freshly cooked food was once again provided by Chris Davey and Lee Tagg. The Club bar was open all day for refreshments.

A highlight of the day, according to the children. was a team Dance-In, where all the players danced against each other in their respective teams. Ultimately, the winning entrants (Romsey) were awarded sweets by master of ceremonies Nigel Cook.

After a suitably timed lunch break, the Finals were played for the coveted Fareham Challenge Trophy - Bournemouth were the overall winners, with Petersfield worthy runners up and Romsey third.

Accolades received by Fareham Hockey Club include…

“what a wonderful tournament you arranged today”

“the children had great fun”

“it was a super way to end the season”

“great organisation, umpiring, music & food”

Full report in the Junior News Section