Cheddar Valley Youth HC V Burnham 05/02/2017
Under 12 Girls
This was a very competitive match with both sides getting on the score-sheet, and ending with a well-deserved victory for the Cheddar Valley team. To conclude the fixture, the two teams were mixed and there was a further period of play which involved some great attacking moves from both sides which was cancelled out by the equally impressive defending with a final result of 0 - 0.
Thank you to the Burnham team and Coach Ian for a very enjoyable fixture.
Really well played Millie, Rosie, Katie, Rosie, Ciara, Ellen, Ruby and Phoebe!
Under 10 Somerset Tournament Hosted by Chard Hockey Club 05/02/2017
Our Under 10 mixed team played three 15 minute matches against teams from Chard, Shepton Mallet and Bruton and came away with a win, a draw and a narrow defeat.
The players have been working hard at training on their tactical and positional play and it was great to see them beginning to put this into practise in their match-play. Today there were some great team goals/attempts at goal and in defence some good channelling and well timed tackles.
Well done Jessie, Rose, Ben, Jack, Alex, Leo Thomas and George.
Under 9, 11, & 13 Matches V Bruton and Mendip Hockey Clubs 22/01/2017
Six Cheddar Valley teams took part in this fixture at Norton Hill School.
The 2 Under 9 teams played some exciting hockey, with one team winning all their matches and the other winning 2 and drawing 1.
There was some tough opposition in the Under 11 competition, but one Cheddar valley team came away with wins in all 3 of their matches and the other Under 11 team won 2 and drew 1.
Our 2 Under 13 mixed teams, including some of our newer members, played some very skilful hockey. Result for this age group were 2 defeats, a win and 2 draws.
Well done to all the players who took part in this fixture and a big thank you to our calm and encouraging team managers - Tony, Dan, Millie and Helen.
Cheddar Valley Youth HC V Bruton HC 23/10/16
Under 9 (The Blue Cats)
One of the reasons for setting up this fixture, was to give Cheddar Valley and Bruton’s youngest and newest members (under 9’s), another opportunity of taking part in a competitive fixture. This Cheddar Valley squad included 4, five year old players, but all team members involved themselves in two very competitive 15 minute matches. Both the Bruton and Cheddar Valley teams scored goals and there was some very energetic defensive play.
The first match ended in a narrow victory for Cheddar Valley and the second match a narrow victory for Bruton. The coaches from both clubs were delighted with the hockey on display but were particularly pleased with the enjoyment shown by all players taking part.
Well done Douglas, Florence, Lewis, Lily, Masie, and Phoebe.
Cheddar Valley’s more experienced Under players played three 15 minute matches against Bruton’s more experienced Under 9 players.
For most players it was their second season playing for Cheddar Valley but the whole team displayed great skills and match-play. Manager Dan was particularly pleased with the teams link-up play and reading of the game. There were some really good passages of play, with accurate passing and feeding of the ball into the D. Results – 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss.
Well done Adam, Ben, Jack, Jessie, Rose, Rylea and Thomas. Great teamwork shown by all.
Cheddar Valley’s Under 11 mixed team played four, very competitive 15 minute matches against 2 Bruton Under 11 squads. All 3 teams displayed some great skills and matchplay and all the results were very close.
Results: Cheddar Valley – 3 wins and 1 draw.
Thank you Manager Dan and Millie (Under 9’s) and Vanessa (Under 11’s) for your enthusiasm and expertise on the sideline.
Under 12 Somerset Tournament Hosted by Bruton Hockey Club 16/10/16
Two teams entered – 1 Boys, 1 Girls
The 2 Cheddar Valley sides were full to the brim with willing and eager players. Some promising match results and spells of exceptional play while attacking left many thinking Cheddar Valley would find the backboard more. However continuous counter attacks from strong opposition left little chance for Cheddar Valley to get the goals they deserved. All continued to work hard throughout their matches and were a joy to manage.
Under 10 Somerset Tournament Hosted by Cheddar Valley 02/10/16
Eleven under 10 teams including two Cheddar Valley mixed teams, competed in this Somerset tournament organized by Cheddar Valley.
First up, was a Cheddar Valley mixed team which competed really well in the Boys section. They played 16 minute matches against strong sides from Taunton Vale, Bruton and Taunton Civil Service. The team was quick to settle, and showing good attacking and passing skills won their first match. It was really good to see this group of young players attacking well as a team and also developing their defensive skills and this was particularly evident in the second half of the match against a very strong Taunton side.
Cheddar Valley’s other mixed team played matches in the Mixed and Boys section where they showed very good teamwork, particularly in attack. They won or drew all their matches.
Well done Alex, Bethany, George, Henry, Jack, Jack, Leo, Millie, Oliver, Rose, Rylea, Sky, Thomas, and Verity. We are really pleased that you are enjoying your hockey. Some great hockey today.
Under 12 Somerset Tournament Hosted by Yeovil & Sherborne 25/09/16
Cheddar Valley’s Under 12 Girls team showed great teamwork in all 4 matches they played. Against some strong opposition, they showed great determination, winning three of their matches and drawing one. Really well played girls.
Cheddar Valley’s Under 12 Boys team competed really well and displayed some good hockey skills against some very experienced teams. A draw and 3 narrow losses. Well done boys!
Coaches and Manager Tony were pleased with the encouraging hockey displayed by the boys team at this early stage of the season.
Under 9 Under 11 & Under 13 Tournament Hosted by Cheddar Valley 18/09/16
Each Cheddar Valley team had a mix of experienced Under 9’s and players who had joined two weeks ago, really keen to play in their first tournament.
Cheddar Valley Lions, Cheddar Valley Tigers and Bruton Polar Bears all played each other twice and all teams had some wins. Every player involved themselves in the games and some of our younger new players scored goals. Well done to both teams, there was some really exciting play: all the coaches, managers and spectators enjoyed watching you play hockey.
Great hockey Ben, Jack, Jack, Maisie, Rosie, Jessie, William, Lily, Bethany, Henry, Leo, Charlie, Sophie, Henry,
Four under 11 teams played ten minutes matches against each other ending with two final matches - the top two teams and 3rd and 4th playing each other.
All teams competed really well with good skills and teamwork on display. Cheddar Valley’s results were two wins and a draw. In the exciting first and second play-off, Cheddar Valley came away with the win.
Well done, Alex, Ben, James, Matthew, Millie, Phoebe, and Sky.
Two Cheddar Valley teams played 20 minute matches against each other and the two visiting Mendip and Bruton teams.
The matches were very competitive with all the results being very close. One Cheddar Valley team nearly won every game but had to settle for a draw when facing the other Cheddar Valley side. The other Cheddar Valley team nearly shared the same success having beaten Bruton and Mendip but were bested in their 4th match. With well worked goals from both teams and some outstanding saves from goalkeeper Jim a fantastic morning of hockey was had for players as well as spectators. Well done to all our players.
Under 14 Girls and Boys League Matches played at Chard 09/09/16
Several players were unavailable from both teams and this was reflected in Cheddar Valley’s results for this fixture. Despite playing with only six players, our girls team displayed some great skills and were unlucky not to come away with a win or a draw. The boys team attacked well but despite some brilliant goalkeeping saves, they were missing two key defenders and so results did not go their way.
Both teams are looking forward to the next league fixture where they will be determined to pick up more points.