Keeping the Hockey Alive
The players of Ilkeston Ladies Hockey Team send a big Thank You to the Turner Charity Committee for the donation given, which enabled them to replenish their depleted and dilapidated 1st team kit.
“Being entirely self-funding, it is a constant battle to find the funding to enable us to exist, so the money was greatly appreciated." Jo Wood, Mitchell Powersystems.
Formed in 1972, the team started as a group of girls trying to recapture their youth, keeping their love of hockey alive going from school into adulthood. The team successfully plays competitive matches in the Ladies Derbyshire Hockey Association, 2nd Division.
Out of Season, during the summer months, they participate in a 6-a-side summer league, which introduces junior members to competitive hockey.
The girls would also like to thank Angus Winterman (Mitchell’s Sutton), for taking time out of his weekends to photograph the team.