Over one hundred enthusiastic primary school children descended on Les Quennevais astro pitch on Saturday to enjoy the annual Rathbones Mini hockey tournament. Seven teams competed in both the A team Trophy tournament and the B team Cup tournament. The tournaments followed a round robin format with matches lasting 8 minutes. Matches were contested in a competitive yet friendly manner with all teams displaying good team spirit.
In the Trophy tournament VCP stripes dominated winning five out of six matches, their fellow peers VCP Green being the only team to hold them to a draw. VCP Stripes won ...
Venue: Astro at Marlow HC, Bucks
Date: Sunday, 05 March 2017
Clubs: Jersey, Cheltenham, Plymouth, Marlow
Having successfully qualified for the Tier 2 Regional round following excellent displays and results from a tough West Cluster League, Rathbones Jersey Hockey’s U16s Boys headed off to host club Marlow to play in the Regional Round – one step away from the National Finals weekend at Lee Valley in April.J
ey were pitted against three other qualifying clubs from the West Regional Leagues, to play against each other in a round robin format over one day. The three matches over a shorter time...
Rathbones Jersey missed out on progressing to the next round of the England Hockey Trophy following an agonising defeat at the hands of Kingsbridge & Salcombe HC on Saturday. Goals from Aleisha Duffy and Kerry Rogers helped Jersey fight back from a goal behind twice to draw 2-2 after normal time, before losing on sudden death in the shootout.
It has been Jersey's best ever run in the competition, and captain Trudy Dillion-Nugent told ITV that she is pleased how the team has grown during the run:
"It's the furthest we've been in the tournament so far. It's a great experience for our team to pla...
- 15 Feb, 2017
At 8:00am on Sunday 29th January, twenty-eight excited boys descended on Jersey airport. The six strong coaching crew, warily considering the long, chilly, probably wet but hopefully enjoyable day ahead, assembled the boys into their 3 teams and with military precision escorted them through airport security, onto the plane in Jersey, off the plane in Guernsey, through the Guernsey baggage hall, onto the bus (with a squeeze) and into the Guernsey Hockey Clubhouse at Footes Lane. Perhaps astonishingly all done without a hitch.
The plan for the day consisted of a series of 7-a-side matches with ...
- 08 Feb, 2017
Rathbones Jersey made a very strong start to their 4th round knock out match. They had all possession for the first quarter and pressed well in their attacking end, making it very difficult for Yate to advance down the pitch. Kerry Rogers and Sarah Smith made some quick attacks, driving into the D leading to many short corners. Yate's defenders were quick off the line and stopped a lot of strikes on goal. However , Jersey eventually scored with a powerful strike from Sarah Heelis just inside the left post. Jersey continued to have most of the possession with only a few attacks from Yate in the...