End of the Season!

So that’s it! The season is over!

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After being promoted from Division 2 last season to Division 1 this season, we didn’t know what to expect. There were plenty of ups and downs throughout the season, but despite the highs and the lows, we are delighted that we managed to reach the semi finals of the League Cup, and have been able to maintain our position up in Division 1 for another season! ๐Ÿ˜

We came into Div. 1 as the underdogs, and definitely proved to many people and clubs that we more than deserved to be in the 1st Division, never underestimate the Green Army! ๐Ÿ’ช

It’s been a huge rollercoaster ride for us as a club, with a mixture of wins, draws and losses, but each week we all fought until the very last second of each game, making it as difficult as possible for the other teams.

On behalf of the club we would like to say a massive THANK YOU and WELL DONE to every single one of our members. It’s YOU who have made sure we stay up in Division 1, with your endless dedication to training and matches, and the endless hours of travelling! The extra effort you all put into each match, pushing yourselfs and giving it all you had, has made this team what it is today. You’re all highly appreciated by us all at Ardudwy, as well as all family members who have supported us over the last few months. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

It has been a delight to see the club grow in numbers over the last year, and to see our young players develop week by week, gaining more confidence and skill each time. Ardudwys future is on the right path, and we’re very excited to see what the future might hold! ๐Ÿ˜

Ardudwy focuses on the enjoyment of playing hockey as well as gaining skills, working on fitness and going as far as possible in competitons, and this year we’ve proved that we are not individuals in this club, we are a team, we are a family. Through the best games and the most frustrating ones, we stood by each other, held our heads high and powered on. ๐Ÿ‘ช

However, I’m sure I speak on behalf of all our members when I say, we couldn’t have done it without the concrete dedication, passion and guidance of our Manager, Nicci Ashcroft, our Captain, Jaqs Smith and our Vice Captain, Clare Barwood.

Those three work day in, and day out to make sure all our members get the best quality of training, the highest level of enjoyment and are forever organising a number of things ready for our match days behind the scenes. On and off the pitch, they give us nothing but encouragement and express how proud they are of all of us. They are outstanding role models to each one of us and are the glue that keeps us together. So on behalf of all us seniors, juniors and co., THANK YOU for all that you do. โ™ฅ

Despite having a couple of deserving weeks off training, the club still has a lot of exciting ventures ahead over the next few months, so keep an eye out everyone! ๐Ÿ‘

Only one thing left to do now which is arrange our ‘End of Season Awards Night’ and celebrate in style! We will be in touch with possible dates in the upcoming weeks, so recharge your batteries for now guys, take care of yourselves, and we’ll see you all soon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

#greenarmy #hockeywales

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