Banbridge Hockey Club are delighted to announce that the ladies section have been awarded Junior Club of the Year for 2011 at the Banbridge Junior Sports Awards Ceremony.

These awards were organised by Banbridge District Sports Association and Banbridge District Council with sponsorship from Donaghy’s Shoefair Sports and Intersport.

Since the integration of Banbridge Ladies with Banbridge Hockey Club, Julie Craig has been elected to head up Junior hockey within the new club structure with a team of coaches and volunteers to assist.

Junior Hockey Co-Ordinator Julie Craig stated;  “WE are delighted with our recent award for the ladies section and it is a credit to the coaches, parents and of course our junior members that we beat off tough opposition in the District to win this award.  Banbridge Hockey Club provides excellent coaching and facilities for boys and girls playing hockey from primary 1 upwards.  This season we have over 300 boys and girls training with the club which is a fantastic position to be in and bodes well for the future of the club. ”

BHC boys and girls train separately in Primary School, under 13 and 15 groups with matches and tournaments organised throughout the season.  Once players reach 15 years old they become eligible to play for their respective men’s and ladies section with weekly training and matches available in variety of cup & league competitions.

Julie added; “Banbridge Hockey Club has recently achieved Clubmark NI accreditation.  This means that BHC Junior Club will meet minimum standards in the areas of effective management, quality Coaching and competition safety in sport”

Anyone who has any queries on the BHC Junior Club should email for more information.