Ladies First XI Hockey
Welcome to the Ladies Section - We have 5 teams (around 80 members) who play league hockey from North Division One to Yorkshire Division 5. We are a friendly, thriving section of the club, competitive and social. the 1st and 2nd teams train on Tuesdays 6.45pm-8.30pm and the 3rds, 4ths and 5ths on a Monday 7.30-8.30pm. League games are played on a Saturday.
Club Captain, Jill Feasey
The Men and Ladies sections have a good relationship and there are many social events during the year which involve the whole club. The Ladies Committee is run by an enthusiastic band of volunteers who work hard to ensure everyone is included in the club, from juniors through to our ladies vet’s team.
Our aims are to enjoy our hockey, promote the club and to play competitively and fairly. We welcome all new members, whether they want to join to be players, come to training sessions or enjoy the social side.
You can find out more about the Ladies section by looking at each team's page.
CLUB DAY WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012. More details coming soon...
Club captain, Jill Feasey
Harrogate earn point in season opener!!
Harrogate Ladies hockey started their league campaign with a hard fought point against University of Leeds in North Division One.
This acted as a wake up call for Gate who began to play some of the hockey they have become accustomed to in pre-season! Some excellent distribution from Emily Dunne and Lydia Clissitt broke down the well-drilled Leeds press and released speed queen Shelley Harrison who picked off defenders at pleasure.
The Leeds defence managed to hold out and countered with an attack that resulted in a penalty flick awarded. Harrogate goalkeeper Sam Swenson, making her first team league debut, coolly saved in front of a packed gallery of home supporters.
The second half was all about Harrogate, who picked their game up following some inspirational words from captain Tilly Hall. Leeds grew frustrated at their inability to break the Harrogate defence who stood firm against some physical play.
Following a quick play of the ball out of defence, Charlotte Crossman picked up the ball on half way and embarked and a mazy run that cut through the Leeds defence and calmly passed the ball to Ali Wales who was waiting to fire the ball into the goal.
Em Swarbrick and Rachel Till used their speed and agility to create further chances upfront but Gate couldn’t quite convert. Final score 1-1.
Man of the match was Sam Swenson, who made several outstanding saves in a row and simply refused to be beaten!!
Gate travel to Lancaster on Saturday in the league and Timperley on Sunday in the EH Cup.
Sam Swenson, Cecilian Allen, Laura Beardsmore, Lou Boyd, Sue Pimblett, Emily Dunne, Lydia Clissitt, Charlotte Crossman, Rachel Till, Emma Swarbrick, Shelley Harrison, Ali Wales, Sarah Gibbons