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Club of the Year
Awarded to clubs demonstrating
excellence in management, development and competition in the last
Questions considered when judging a nomination are:
- What have been the club's competitive successes?
- What demonstrable growth in participation has there been?
- What plan exists for future development of the club?
- Does the club have a good committee structure?
- Does the club have a sound constitution and code of
- Is the club applying for, or does it already have, national
governing body accreditation or Clubmark?
- Is there a demonstrable commitment to developing coaches?
- Is the club open to all sections of the community?
Gold - Anchorians Hockey Club
Celebrating its 60th season in 2015
wasn’t enough for the ambitious and community-minded club.
The club raised over £200,000 to replace the ageing Astroturf
pitch while also achieving ClubsFirst accreditation. The club has a
thriving junior section, which has doubled in size in recent years
and now boasts in excess of 100 youngsters. In partnership
with England Hockey, the club launched a hugely successful Back to
Hockey campaign, with around 40 new and former players attending
free sessions. A good number have joined, which has bolstered
membership so much that the club may need another ladies team next
Silver - Holcombe Hockey
Holcombe is one of the country’s largest
hockey clubs. The Men’s first XI finished top of the league
and qualified as one of only two teams to represent England in the
EuroHockey League. The ladies first XI has played in the
Investec Premier Division for the past two seasons and is cementing
itself as a top four team. Holcombe turned a national Back to
Hockey campaign into a year-long activity for adults to return to
hockey in a fun and informal way, leading to an increase in players
at all levels.
Bronze - Medway
Medway Tri now has nearly 300 members
including adults and juniors and operates more than 20
fully-coached training sessions per week. The growth in
membership from our local area in just three short years has been
quite staggering. Local athletes train daily and weekly
towards specific goals and are putting the area on the map when it
comes to the sport of triathlon. Medway Tri runs its own
events, and works with other local clubs where needs be, to give
everyone the chance to try the sport.