Banbridge Hockey Club President Sheree Totton has congratulated the Ladies 1st XI on winning the Senior 1 League and gaining promotion to the Premier league in Ulster.

Sheree said; “Huge congratulations to our ladies 1st XI and their coach Robin Madeley. This is massive achievement for the girls and it means that Bann will be represented in the premier league in Ulster for the first time in the clubs history. ”

The Banbridge ladies confirmed their title when they beat Cookstown 1-0 last Wednesday evening. The resulting 3 points means that no other team in the league can go ahead of them regardless of what happens in their remaining three games.

Sheree added; “We are so proud of the whole team. They have worked so hard this season and that hard work has really paid off. To win the league with 3 games left to play at this level is fantastic. We look forward to seeing the girls playing at the top level in Ulster hockey next season.”

The club will host a reception for the girls and their supportersĀ in the club on Saturday afternoon after the Ladies 1st XI game at 1pm to mark this achievement.