Our Boys u16s team were recently crowned National Indoor champions in the England Hockey Super 6s Finals held Nottingham University.
Wotton were the West’s representatives in the tournament having emerged victorious in County & Regional rounds before Christmas.
After a tense pool stage, with all 8 teams still in the hunt in the final round of games, Wotton qualified for the semi finals by way of their second place finish in Pool B.
Isaac Edwards and Charlie Day were joint second in the leading goal scorers chart at the event with 6 each.
A place in the final was secured with an outstanding 6-3 win in the semis over highly favoured Trojans HC.
The final was tense affair with Wotton leading 2-1 before Guildford HC equalised with 7 seconds left! Penalty shuffles would decide the winner but after 5 efforts the score remained 0-0 – a great effort by Alfie Kirby in the Wotton goal.
Charlie Emms scored the last shuffle to begin the celebrations by the whole squad and Wotton’s travelling support. What a moment…
Credit to Andy Edwards for all this hard work with this squad – congratulations!!!
On the same weekend, our u18s Boys finished a highly creditable 5th place in their equivalent competition. An amazing double for our boys being both u16 & u18 West representatives at these National finals.