Kaye Goulding, Head of Ladies Hockey
With a fresh approach to the ladies section in the club, new captains plus freshly motivated coaches, we are seeing success and progress throughout.
There’s always a home for everyone at London Wayfarers and the social soul at the heart of it all has not been lost. However, the wheels on the push for performance throughout the section have started to turn.
With good performances in all teams and new faces mixed in with the old, the Orange and Black is thriving! Battersea Park and Crystal Palace are donned in our colors every Wednesday evening and the hard work is slowly paying off.
Time to turn some seasons around, whereas others need to hold their nerve after the break! Proud of our ladies section players and coaches so far this season.
Kaye on the 1s and 2s
With a fresh faced Ladies 1s combined with some of the furniture, they are competing another league higher this year, from the great work of last year’s ladies. A tough pool with many powerhouse club names in the mix but nothing Wayfarers aren’t willing to handle.
Some exhilarating games with an attacking mindset and the middle of the table hustle continues to gain that promotion spot.
The prize? National league status.
In game moment: Katherine Benjamin’s unstoppable diving deflection in the roof of the net.
Out of game moment: general eclectic personality on display
Rest of season: With a good understanding of the game plan & commitment to each other, this team will go far. With glimpses of how good this team can be the translation into consistency is down to those who step on the field. Watch this space for when they do as it’ll be something you don’t want to miss!
Anthony ‘Anto’ Rawlinson- 3s
Season so far: Whilst it’s been a tough start results-wise, the girls have trained like troopers and given everything. Proud of them!
Favoyrite in game moment: THAT goal v Old Cranleighans!
Favourite out of game moment: Training has been a massive success so far this year.
And for the rest of the season? Keep up the good work and keep looking forward.
Chris ‘Digger’ Murrell – 4s, 5s
Season so far: Great start from both of my teams who have gelled well on and off the pitch and results are showing this fantastic culture. Both teams are executing game plans well and have bought into a new way of working
In game moment: winning 8 games on the trot to take them top of the league.
Out of game moment: 5s Kareoke social seeing a new team bond like that was awesome!
Rest of season: Hopefully promotion for the 4s and a top 4 finish for the 5s would be a great achievement for both teams after tough previous seasons. Can’t wait.
Jared Oliver – 6s, 7s, 8s & 9s
The season has been really positive so far. We have had good numbers to every training session and all of the teams have achieved a great balance between working hard and having fun.
The stand out moment of the season for me has to be the big derby day at Kennington Park where the 6s faced the 7s and the 8s played the 9s in league games on the same afternoon. All of the teams battled hard and while there was a strong rivalry during the matches, everyone was friends again by the Christmas social that evening!
I look forward to the rest of the season where we will continue to build on the enjoyment and success that we have experienced so far in the 4s through to the 9s.