Junior History

Recent history

2016/17

The U18 boys and U16 & U18 girls all reached the National Indoor Finals with the U18 boys and U16 girls reaching the semi-final stage of the competition.

The U14 girls reached the England Hockey National Finals and finished 7th.

The U16 boys and girls both reached the England Hockey National Finals at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. The boys finished runners up and the girls finished in 4th place.

The U18 boy and girls both reached the National Final. The girls beat Reading 6-1 and the boys lost to Surbiton 4-2.

2015/16

In the Indoor Championships:

The U18 and U16 Girls are both Midlands and National Champions, whilst the U18 Boys are National Runners-up.

In the Outdoor Championships:

The U18 Girls are National Champions after competing in the U18 National Final Cup Match at Lee Valley on 2nd May against Wakefield Girls U18s.

The U16 Girls competed in the National Finals on 2nd and 3rd April at Lee Valley and came 3rd with a convincing win over Reading in the 3rd/4th Playoff.

The U14 Girls won their Regional Cluster at Neston HC to secure a place at the National Finals. The girls competed in the National Finals on 15th May at Lee Valley and came 3rd.

The U14 Boys won their Regional Cluster at Wilmslow HC to secure a place at the National FInals on 14th May at Lee Valley. The boys competed in the National Finals and came 8th.

The U10 and U12 Boys and Girls were winners of all four County titles in the Notts In2Hockey Club Championships.

The U10 Girls are also Regional Champions.

The U12 Girls are Regional Champions and competed in the National Finals on 14th May at Nottingham Hockey Centre. They met Surbiton in the final and lost to become National Runners-up.

Beeston have produced 12 junior internationals:

U18 England Girls – Nicole Bowen, Esme Burge, Alice Huddlestone, Mimi Tarrant

U18 England Boys – Simon Claris, Josh Pavis, Ollie Rogerson, Lucas Ward

U16 England Girls – Niamh Elston, Fenella Scutt, Abi Speight

U18 Wales Girls – Megan Davies

2013/14

Beeston U16 boys were National Champions, beating Canterbury in the final and U18 boys reached the National semi-finals.

At U14 level the girls reached the National Final, losing 1-0 to Surbiton.

The U10 and U12 both boys and girls were winners of all four County titles in the Notts In2hockey Club Championships.

In the Indoor Championships, the U18 girls were National Champions beating East Grinstead whilst the U16 Girls were runners-up to Old Loughtonians and U16 and U18 boys were runners-up, both losing to Canterbury on penalties

Beeston produced 11 junior internationals :-.

U18 Girls  – Liv Hopkisson, Flora Peel and Erica Sanders

U18 Boys – Aaron Hibell, Monty Jefferson and Andrew Oxburgh

U16 Girls – Esme Burge and Mimi Tarrant

U16 Boys – Sam Apoola, Josh Pavis and Ollie Rogerson

2012/13

Beeston U18 boys and U16 girls were both National Indoor Hockey champions. The U10’s & U12’s were Notts champions and they also won the Notts In2Hockey Championship title.

Chris Proctor and Katie Howie were runners-up at the Higgins Group Youth and Junior Awards.

9 Beeston juniors  have been selected for the England National Age Group Squads. Following their performances at the England Futures Cup or HiPac and after assessment weekends the following juniors have been selected for this year’s NAGS:

U18 Boys – Chris Proctor, Dan Darby , Monty Jefferson and Aaron Hibell

U18 Girls – Martha Baker and Kathryn Lane

U16 Boys – Elliot Hibell

U16 Girls – Liv Hopkisson and Erica Sanders

2011/12

The U18 girls won both Outdoor and Indoor National titles. The U12 girls were runners-up nationally and in the summer mini-hockey events at U10, U12 and U14 levels for both boys and girls they won 12 out of 13 tournaments.

In 2012  the boys U16 team was named Junior team of the year by Nottingham City Council and Broxtowe Borough Council.

An incredible season, even beating the success recorded in 2010/11.

2010/11

U18 boys were national Champions as were the U16 boys and the U18 and U16 girls reached the National Quarter finals.  The U18 girls became Indoor National Champions

Early history

In 1981 Roger Downer and Sid Williams, assisted later by Pete Fenton, founded the Junior section, so many of whom have gone on to distinction with the 1st team of Beeston and indeed other Clubs.  Since then, firstly with Eileen Hartley and then under the direction of Martin and Judith Keeling, they have become enormously successful with many representative and National honours at U13, U14, U15, U16 and U18 level.

In 2003 the U18 boys won the National title and in 2005 and 2006 the U15 boys also won the National title. A significant award in 2004 was the England Hockey Club 1st and Sport England Club Mark Accreditation. Mention must also be made of Steve LeMottee who guided juniors into men’s hockey via the XBs from 1991 to 1998.

The juniors in 2007/08 had a successful season with both U18 and U15 boys finishing as runners-up in their respective National competitions and Beeston HC was also awarded Clubs First Reaccreditation – only the fourth club in the UK to achieve this.