Tough selection process leads to success for two Wisbech hockey players

Wisbech Town Hockey Club

Wisbech Town Hockey Club - Credit: Archant

Two former team mates who represented Wisbech Town Hockey Club in the ladies vets final at Lee Valley in 2017 are now joining forces once again.

Wisbech Town Hockey Club

Wisbech Town Hockey Club - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Ladies first team vice captain Laura Overland and former club member Jo Bland, who now plays for Long Sutton, recently attended the over 40’s east women’s masters trials.

The ladies went through a tough selection process and have been successful and been selected to join the east women’s masters squad.

It won’t be long before Laura and Jo have their first meet with the squad, as they have been invited to compete in the regional tournament at Cannock in May 19 and 20.

Kim Speed, of the club, said: “Congratulations, it’s a great achievement. You have put two small local clubs firmly on the national map.”

Wisbech Town Hockey Club

Wisbech Town Hockey Club - Credit: Archant

Meanwhile, plans for junior development are underway. On August 18 it is junior training with an event organised for younger players.

The first junior session starts on September 8. Training goes through to April and training is at the Hudson on a Saturday from 9-10am from November until the start of March.

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