WEYMOUTH Hockey Club continues to flourish throughout its teams and age groups.

Weymouth’s men’s first team finished second in South Central Division Four South with Jamie Bellingham scoring 26 of the 74 goals. 

With a strong wave of junior players coming through, the club have decided to enter a men’s second team into the league next season.

Club chairwoman, Alice Craven, said: “It is really wonderful to see the men’s side of the club growing to the point where we will have a second team again.

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“It will provide a great opportunity for juniors stepping up to adult hockey, as well as some of our older players and returners.”

To attract new players of all ages, the club are delivering six free Back2Hockey sessions on the hockey pitch at Redlands Community Park. Players are welcome to just turn-up or contact the club through details below.

The sessions will be fun and friendly and all experience levels are welcome. Sessions are designed to introduce or guide you gently into the game and sticks can be provided.

Meanwhile, the women’s section runs two Saturday league teams, and at the end of the current season, the women’s first team finished seventh in Central Division Two, and the ladies seconds finished fifth in Wessex Division Two.

The club have just finished their first full season on their brand-new pitch, a green playing surface with a bright red, club-colours surround.

It is also now accompanied with new team shelters, new spectator shelters and an LED floodlight upgrade, part funded by Low Carbon Dorset.

Both the men’s and women’s section have teams playing in the seven-a-side Summer Leagues which provides the opportunity for players of mixed ability to play together in a social environment and enjoy playing in some warmer weather.

The junior section continues to thrive and grow. They continue to train throughout the summer term and again new players are very welcome

The under-10s under-12s train on Monday and the under-15s gather on Thursdays. Both groups are from 6-7pm.

Weymouth has also entered three teams into the Dorset County Championships.

All the youngsters played really well and the under-10 team qualified to represent Dorset at the West Regional Tournament.

Also, the very sociable Walking Hockey section have resumed their sessions on Thursday evenings at 7.15pm and they always welcome new players.

Finally, the club celebrated their season last weekend with their awards evening, with the results below.

If you would like further information on any of the sessions detailed above, please do contact us through our FB page, email  info@weymouthhockeyclub.co.uk or phone 0791 231 1514.

Award winners – menPlayer of the year shield: Jamie Bellingham; Most improved: Ollie Dencher;  Junior player: Scott Norman; Highest goalscorer: Jamie Bellingham; Simon Foot award: Sam Senior; Hewitt Pott: Simon Ellis.

Award winners – ladiesPlayer of the year: Daisy Flux; Highest goalscorer: Katy Stone; Most improved: Lily Pruden-Medus; Carol Burns junior award: Megan Ellis; First XI coach’s player knurdlers: Lily Cooke; Second XI player of the year: Ava Hines; Second XI highest goalscorer: Ava Hines; Second XI coach’s player: Shannon Coughlan; Charmaine Cup: Sophie Foot.

Other awards: Ian Metcalfe Coaching Plate: Emily Austin; Vets’ tankard: Jo Ray; Walking hockey award: Hannah Saunders & Colin Blanchard; Weymouth Hockey Club Contribution Award: Andy Stiles; Umpiring Award: Simon Ellis.