Mr Stedman and Mr Lane play in the Euro Hockey League

Stedman and LaineCongratulations to  Mr Stedman and Mr Lane who represented Holcombe Hockey Club in the first round of the Euro Hockey League in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, over the weekend of the 7th-9th October.  The Euro Hockey League is the top club hockey competition in the world.

Holcombe who qualified for the EHL having won the English Premier Division last season, were drawn in the group of death which included last year’s European Champions, SV Kampong, a side which boasts a plethora of Dutch international stars. Only the winner of the group would go through to the last 16 of the competition. However, a morale boosting 8-1 win over Polish team, AWF Poznan, was followed up by a hard fought 2-1 defeat to Kampong, the decisive goal only coming with six minutes left!

Mr Lane and Mr Stedman’s European dream is therefore over for this year and it’s back to focusing on the domestic league and the day job at school of course!