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Awards handed out after season to remember for Harleston Magpies' youth section

PUBLISHED: 20:03 23 May 2018

Harleston Magpies U15 girl player of season Georgie Cantrell receives her trophy. Picture: BEX POTTRUFF

Harleston Magpies U15 girl player of season Georgie Cantrell receives her trophy. Picture: BEX POTTRUFF

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Harleston Magpies' youth section has had an exceptional year, with every age group having something to be proud of.

U10 boys player of season William Menzies. Picture: BEX POTTRUFFU10 boys player of season William Menzies. Picture: BEX POTTRUFF

Many squads have achieved the highest level possible with national final appearances, including the U12 girls, U14 boys and girls, with semi-final finishes for both the boys and girls U18s.

Last Friday it was all about celebrating this success and recognising all the hard work of those both on and off the pitch.

Over 120 children played games throughout the early evening and then crowded into the clubhouse to see the recipients of the annual awards, presented by stars of Magpies’ first teams and former junior members Rose Winter and Jack Hobbs.

The junior section was also delighted to welcome Andrew Longe, honorary life member of Harleston Magpies. to present the Longe Trophy for outstanding youth coaching services. The entire room agreed that Chris Flatt was a more than worthy winner of the award for his work with junior goalkeepers.

Club youth chairman David Johnson was thrilled at the turnout for the evening, saying: “Our awards evening is always a terrific night made even better this year with a glorious summer’s evening. It really has been an exceptional season which everyone can take some credit for.”

Before the evening’s entertainment, Magpies hosted a quick sticks hockey coaching and mini tournament afternoon for three local primary schools. This introduced hockey to over 70 year three and four pupils from Pulham, Dickleburgh and Newton Flotman primary schools.

If you fancy getting your children involved in hockey, check out the summer taster courses running in June and July at www.magpies-hockey.co.uk

Awards winners: Boys: U9 Player of the Season Elliot Barkway, U9 Most Improved Kavi Chopra, U10 Player of the Season William Menzies, U10 Most Improved Connor Hudson, U11 Player of the Season Benjamin Brand, U11 Most Improved Henry Baskerville, U12 Player of the Season Jacob Ash, U12 Most Improved Freddie Cox-Hartigan, U13 Player of the Season Jacob Fairweather, U13 Most Improved Jake Hayward, U14 Player of the Season Edward Brice, U14 Most Improved Joe Wicks, Development Team Player of the Season Freddie Herschel-Shorland, Development Team Most Improved Sam Emms, U15 Player of the Season Oli Hall, U15 Most Improved Graham Mobbs.

Award Winners Girls: U9 Player of the Season Mia Spaull, U9 Most Improved Charlotte Buck, U10 Player Of The Season Evie Wheeler, U10 Most Improved Mia North, U11 Player Of The Season Beth Gardens/Amie Hunt, U11 Most Improved Isabelle Potter, U12 Player Of The Season Anna Cogdell/Georgia Flatt, U12 Most Improved Emma Ford, U13 Player Of The Season Sophie Pettitt, U13 Most Improved Emma Williamson, U14 Player Of The Season Georgie Gardens, U14 Most Improved Honey Lamdin, Development Team Player Of The Season Evie Brice, Development Team Most Improved Grace Clarke, U15 Player Of The Season Georgie Cantrell, U15 Most Improved Molly Warnes.

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