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PHOTO GALLERY: Skills on show at summer hockey camp




Photos by Tim Wilson
Photos by Tim Wilson

Matt Taylor's seventh annual two-day summer hockey camp at Glen Park, Surfleet, was another outstanding success.

Around 50 boys and girls aged from nine to 15 were put through their paces by the former England senior international and his team of experienced coaches.

These included Jamie Cachia (Scotland), Mike Yeoman (Wales) and current junior internationals Josh Pavis (Great Britain under-23), Alice Huddlestone and Ollie Rogerston (both England under-21).

Many of the participants were from the Spalding club but there was also a good contingent from Bourne Deeping and other local clubs.

At the end of the two-day camp, Matt Taylor and his coaches selected four players who had made an outstanding impression. From left - Maddie Haunch, Connie Avery (both Spalding), Matt Taylor, Ben Brittain (Bourne Deeping) and Tom Pilgrim (Spalding)
At the end of the two-day camp, Matt Taylor and his coaches selected four players who had made an outstanding impression. From left - Maddie Haunch, Connie Avery (both Spalding), Matt Taylor, Ben Brittain (Bourne Deeping) and Tom Pilgrim (Spalding)

The young players tried out a series of skills exercises with a mixture of basic and more advanced techniques in their age groups.

There were also plenty of innovative small-sided games throughout, including a workout in a new mini pitch which the players found hugely challenging and enjoyable.

Next year's camp will be held on August 22 and 23.

Spalding's popular Saturday morning coaching sessions resume this weekend at Glen Park (9.15-10.45am).

They are open to boys and girls aged from five to 14 with all abilities catered for. Sticks are available if required. For more information, email fredricmorris@yahoo.co.uk



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