Hockey: Somerset Gryphons women end season in style

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 April 2019

Somerset Gryphons celebrate finishing the season unbeaten

Somerset Gryphons celebrate finishing the season unbeaten

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Clevedon’s Somerset Gryphons saw their women end the West League Brunel Division One season as champions and unbeaten throughout the whole season.

Having seen key players leave at the end of the previous season, new coaches Steve Proctor and Daniel Ball worked hard with the squad to achieve a stunning set of results.

They said: “Both home and away performances against North Somerset and the home game against Cheddar were standouts.

“North at home, from warm-up to the final whistle, we were on top and they couldn’t compete with our fitness, speed and style of play.

“Away we went with a game plan and executed the instructions perfectly, nullifying their strength down the middle with particular standout performances from our defence. We really showed how team play and spirit can overcome talented individuals.

“Those games are why were remained undefeated and are rightly champions.”

Personal trainer Tom Bullimore, from BullFitnessUK, improved player fitness and captain Emma Tilley added: “The team has just gone from strength to strength. Not only have we pulled together as a team on the pitch, the social side of the club has really been a hit.

“We’ve had loads of really successful team socials such as mini-golf, bowling – not that we are competitive! Everyone has got on so well and it’s a real friendly atmosphere. I’m looking forward to the season ahead!”

Thanks were offered to umpires and co-ordinators Matt and Jackie Pimble, coaches Proctor and Ball, social secretary Emma Peacock, committee members Adele Bull, Helen Brewer, Ceri Lloyd, Sizzle Summerall and Grace Cherry, as well as Charmaine Baker, Bobbie Baker, Sophie Pimble, India Lilley and Hannah Holden for their unwavering dedication and commitment.

Gryphons are now preparing for the Central Division and anyone wanting information on joining can email somersetgryphonshockey@gmail.com or find Somerset Gryphons Hockey on facebook.

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