GB medallists' support for Maidenhead u18s Girls ahead of national final

Maidenhead's u18s girls’ team have had messages of support from Great Britain Olympic medallists this week as they prepare for Sunday's EH Tier 2 National Cup final against Folkestone.

The u18s team overcame Matlock on penalties at Altwood School earlier this month to reach the final, which is due to take place at Reading Hockey Club with a 1.15pm pushback.

The team also saw off Olton & Warwickshire in the quarterfinals and have shown plenty of skill as well as spirit en-route to the final.

This week, Olympic medallists Ellie Rayer and Shona McCallin sent them messages of support, with McCallin, a former Maidenhead coach, saying: “Believe in yourselves, work hard for each other and leave everything on the pitch and most importantly play with a smile.”

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The club also has its Easter Camps taking place at the Altwood School Astroturf from April 12-14. The 10-12.30pm sessions are for u12s and below while the 1-3.30pm sessions are for over 12s and above.

The cost is £25 per session or £65 for all three days.

To register email Jon Sellwood at academymaidenheadhc@gmail.com

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Maidenhead Men's 1sts disappointing campaign continued this weekend with a 2-0 defeat away to Bournemouth.

With three games left to play Maids sit third from bottom of the South Central Men's Premier Division 1 table, and, by the time you read this they may have fallen to second bottom if Slough managed to overcome bottom club Milton Keynes last night (Wednesday).

Poor player availability has hampered their efforts, but their form has fallen away in recent weeks with the side losing four games on the bounce.

The women's 1st team have though responded well to their shock defeat to Winchester earlier this month.

On Saturday they beat Bournemouth 2-1 at home before going to Amersham & Chalfont on Tuesday night and winning 3-2.

Those results have lifted the side back up to fifth in the South Central Women's Premier Division 1 ahead of their final game of the season at Fareham 1sts this Saturday afternoon, 1.30pm push back.

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