Manager Jem Nicholls has been the driving force behind this side. An enormous vote of thanks must come from our club. Entering the England Hockey Cup competition gives our players an ultimate aim. Change to the club’s training times and strategy has opened a weekly pitch session for U18 and U16s, with the club training slot moving to Wednesdays. The U18s trained well pre Christmas gaining success in the Cup, though finally not managing to get passed Havant. A fall of numbers there after was disappointing and with reflection, perhaps some revaluation of our use of precious pitch space should be a playing committee agenda discussion point. Many of our older juniors will join their league team training sessions, not being able to afford the time from their studies etc. to train twice weekly.