Hockey: Ely City junior goalies get funding boost for kit

Ely City Hockey Club have received a grant for £1150 from the Mick George Sports Fund in partnership

Ely City Hockey Club have received a grant for £1150 from the Mick George Sports Fund in partnership with Living Sport to enable them to buy two new goalie kits for its Junior section - Credit: Archant

Ely City Hockey Club has received a £1,150 grant from the Mick George Sports Fund, in partnership with Living Sport, to buy two new junior goalie kits.

Ely City Hockey Club have received a grant for £1150 from the Mick George Sports Fund in partnership

Ely City Hockey Club have received a grant for £1150 from the Mick George Sports Fund in partnership with Living Sport to enable them to buy two new goalie kits for its Junior section - Credit: Archant

And the club celebrated in style as the under-14 boys and girls won all of their matches against teams from March Town and Wisbech in a friendly tournament at Ely Outdoor Sports Association.

With the junior section growing significantly in recent years and with enough players to field under-14 girls and boys teams, Ely City were in urgent need of junior goalkeeping kit and David Carford said: "It was really good to see both the boys and girls teams play so well together as a team on Sunday.

"To be able to now have goalkeepers for both teams, who are not only keen but who also show some real promise, is fantastic and will enable us to play a wider range of teams at this level.

"Goalkeeping kit is not cheap but it is vital and we are really grateful to the Mick George Sports Fund and Living Sport for enabling this to happen.

Ely Ciy Hockey Club juniors face the camera

Ely Ciy Hockey Club juniors face the camera - Credit: Archant


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"It is also great for the future of the club as a whole as we hope our junior goalkeepers will progress through into the adult teams."

Ely City Hockey Club's junior umpires

Ely City Hockey Club's junior umpires - Credit: Archant

Ely City under-14 girls in action

Ely City under-14 girls in action - Credit: Archant

Ely City's under-14 boys in action

Ely City's under-14 boys in action - Credit: Archant

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