For this Friday’s focus feature, we are proud to announce the 2015 EHF Club of the Year Winners
Large Club of the Year 2015: Sevenoaks Hockey Club, England
Sevenoaks Hockey Club has been steadily growing its membership and its teams for the past years, growing its membership to 892. It consistently plays at the highest English leagues in both men and women. It has run ‘Back to Hockey’ initiatives to bring people back to the sport, and it has very strong ties to its community and council.
Sevenoaks HC President Iain Pearson and Ladies’ Chair Janine Nicholls said: ”We are absolutely thrilled to be recognised as European Club of the Year 2015. A wonderful accolade for all our energetic volunteers, coaches and players who make Sevenoaks Hockey Club what it is today. We are so proud of them all and couldn’t be happier that their hard work and achievements are being recognised in this way. Thank you EHF!”
Small Club of the Year 2015: Uddingston HC, Scotland
Having overcome many difficulties to obtain their own pitch, Uddingston HC have managed and have the first club in 5 years to build their own pitch in Scotland. Their commitment to improving their facilities, including indoor facilities planned for 2017. Uddingston have also made growing their women’s section a big part of their development plan. Moreover, having obtained a pitch, the club offer it for free to their community at selected times every week. Uddingston Hockey Club said: ”We are honoured to be recognised for our work and feel its a fantastic award for the volunteer of our club!”
Marijke Fleuren, EHF President, extends her warm congratulations to both winning clubs and said: “I am proud to congratulate both clubs on their efforts, and this well-deserved award. Both clubs show us what it means to be truly successful: hard working, inclusive and community centered.” Marijke also extended her thanks to the EHF Development Projects Committee for their work.
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