Surbiton Hockey Club have experienced another successful season with the first teams retaining their national titles and Surbiton Ladies winning the first EH Tier One Championships title at senior level.
Surbiton’s Men’s 4s went all the way to their Tier 4 final at Lee Valley and Surbiton Ladies’ 2s lifted the South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League Division One title.
This weekend has seen even more success at Colts level with various national titles and top four finishes achieved.
However Surbiton players have also had success with non club teams. Beckie Middleton started the trend with an indoor title with Bowdon Hightown at the Copper Box Arena back in January, and over the past two weekends we have had three players win titles at Masters level.
On 6 May, Surbiton goalkeeper, Tony Haycroft was in the Surrey team which beat a combined Gloucestershire and Herefordshire team to lift the Over 60s Tier 1 final at Lee Valley. Surrey won 6-1 and also included Steven Mills from Surbiton’s Magnets squad. Surbiton would have had a hat-trick of champions, however the Magnets’ Rob Leach was forced to miss the final due to injury.
Then over the weekend of 12/13 May, former Surbiton Ladies first team player, Jo Firth, still banging the goals in league hockey, scored twice for the South team which emerged victorious at Olton & West Warwicks, in the Over 50s Regional Masters Championships.
The South won all four of their matches against the Midlands (2-1), the West (2-1), the North (4-0) and the East (3-1), although the tournament went to the last match as the Midlands won their other three games.