Hockey champs seek keeper

Diss Ladies are a true grass-roots hockey club who were finally rewarded for a decade of hard work and dedication by being crowned champions of the Martin and Acock League Divison Three.

Diss Ladies are a true grass-roots hockey club who were finally rewarded for a decade of hard work and dedication by being crowned champions of the Martin and Acock League Divison Three.

Diss Ladies were founded by a small group of enthusiastic individuals including Verity Catchpole and Emily Mendham back in 2000.

Despite struggling with lack of local facilities and funding they have evolved into a successful club with over 20 members including a good number of keen junior players.

Unfortunately, Diss town does not have a hockey pitch available for use, so the squad travels to East Harling for training and home games.


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Many times the club has faced the threat of folding as they have lost players to the stronger multi-teamed clubs but have continued and enjoy a great team spirit with a fantastic coach in Jackie Catalano.

Sadly, Diss will be losing their fine goalkeeper Emily Mendham next season as she heads off to the army and are currently seeking a replacement goalkeeper.

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The team is also keen to hear from anybody interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Anybody interested should contact Lindsay Cates on 01379 640106 or via email: lindsay.cates@btinternet.com

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