The weekend is here! And you know what that means… Hockey time!
Over the last few years, the club has been through it all, highs and lows the good and the bad, and we can proudly say that Ardudwy & Arfon Hockey club has never been better!
The club went through a tough year in 2011 – after the heart and soul of the club, Cath, left for France, the club could barely gather a team together to play each week, but did manage it by bringing the junior members up, and working extra hard on developing each player individually.
As the years went by, the total number of members went from 19 to 63, and Ardudwy kept creeping up the 2nd Divisions table. In the season of 2015-16 the girls fought their hardest all year round, and proved to be the very best out there week in week out, which secured the clubs position at the top of the 2nd Division table throughout the year. This meant that in 2016, we were promoted to the 1st Division!
It is because of the commitment and determination of the hockey family and members over the last few years, that the growth in our members has gone beyond our expectations. To date, we have nearly 90 members here at Ardudwy, and we can only hope that the club will continue to grow as successfully as it has over the last few years.
Due to the popularity of the club, growth in members as well as level of hockey played by our members, we are so proud to be able to announce that for the first time in the clubs history, not only do we have Ardudwy Ladies 1sts, but also Ardudwy Ladies 2nds! 😀
Both teams will be kick-starting the 2017-2018 season this weekend at Canolfan Brailsford, with our 1sts playing on Saturday, and our 2nds playing on Sunday! (See our fixtures tab for a table of upcoming fixtures that you can download onto any device for easier access/viewing from week to week).
It has always been a dream for the club to reach Division 1 and enter a second team into the league, and we’ve proven that even the smallest of teams can achieve greatness. We would like to wish the best of luck to both our teams, and thank every single one of our members, old and new, for absolutely everything, because if it weren’t for you guys, the club wouldn’t be here today with two teams in the North Wales Hockey League!
So cheers to The Green Army’s future, and all the best to both our teams this season. North Wales Hockey League, are you ready for double the trouble?!