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Airedale Hockey Club - Keighley, West Yorkshire
Airedale Hockey Club is based at Oakbank School in Keighley, West Yorkshire. We are a well established club and have a total of 5 adult teams, 4 Junior teams and a Development team. The club has players of varying ability and welcomes any new players.
Men's 1st Team - Yorkshire Division 1
Men's 2nd Team - Yorkshire Division 5 North
Men's 3rd Team - Yorkshire Division 6 North
Ladies 1st Team - Yorkshire Division 1
Ladies 2nd Team - Yorkshire Division 5 North
Development Team - Yorkshire Division North
U12 Junior Team
U10 Junior Team
U16 Boys Team
U16 Girls Team
20.00 – 21.00 Men’s 1st training at Oakbank school (astro)
18.00 – 19.00 - Junior training at Oakbank school (astro)
19.00 – 21.00 – Club training (all senior teams) at Oakbank school (astro)
19.00 – 21.00 – Try Hockey* Sessions at Oakbank school (astro)
Club News & Events
We are currently fundraising to raise funds for a new pitch. Oakbank school is being rebuilt and as from December 2015. This will have a tremendous impact on sports in this area. This will leave numerous sports clubs that use Oakbank schools sports facilities without a place to train or play for 3 years, which will jeopardise the clubs existence.
Join us for our christmas jingle bells fancy dress indoor hockey
Date - Sunday 13th December
Location - Holy Family Indoor Hall
Time - 12-4pm
Cost - £5pp
Join us for a fundraising all you can eat curry night.
Please get your ticket from a member of the Mens second team
Date - 8th November 2015
Location - Omar Khans, Skipton
The ladies raised over £200 selling cakes and buns. Well done ladies
U10 Boys at Weetwood 18th October
It was a grey drizzly start to the day but the Airedale U10s team did not have dampened spirits! They were up for the challenge of defending their Championship title (gained at the last tournament by some superb hockey). Debuting this time were; Jonathan Bownass, Toby Francis and George Marsh and they were supported by the rest of the team; Agnes Simons, Seth Linacre, Freddie Marsh and Eoghan Marsh. It was going to be tough but rule No. 1 (‘smile at all times’) was adhered to heroically as they played their first two matches against Harrogate and Doncaster and were defeated, 3-0 then 6-0. Their match with Slazengers presented a different story. An early goal by Slazengers was a blow and the feeling was, momentarily, that this game would go the same way as the previous two, but Airedale responded with a fight and within moments of Slazenger’s goal, Freddie hit a lovely shot past the keeper, all to play for again and the game was close, unfortunately Slazengers stole another goal before full-time, final score 2-1. But smiles were still on and everyone was putting all their effort in. There was a lot to take on board for the players who had never played before and they didn’t seemed phased. Next game up was against Ben Rhydding and this really was a turning point for the team, strong opposition was met with dogged determination, great tackles made by all on the Airedale team and lovely attacking runs stumped Ben Rhydding, they had no answer and couldn’t get close to scoring. Airedale were unlucky not to score, their goalkeeper had to make saves to keep the final score at a 0-0 draw. We were on the scoreboard, 1 point and one game to go. Final game, bellies full of hot chocolate and optimism they strode out with confidence. Brigg were the final opposition, a friendly team with plenty of new players themselves (and also very smiley) we had a strong positive start, Freddie had got a shot past the keeper and we were in the lead. The team had shape, focus and were passing the ball with flair. Before we knew it Agnes, and those speedy legs made a great run down the wing before passing her shot passed the keeper, 2-0 and still plenty of time to go. Jonathan was the next to take on the keeper with a very valiant shot at goal, the keeper saved it but the battle was still on, Agnes got another goal and Freddie scored again, final score 4-0. A great high to end on, even the sun came out to celebrate! Well played to all. Next tournament will take place on 6th December.