THE TOWN’S Labour Parliamentary candidate in the general election Tom Ebbutt returned to Bromsgrove Hockey Club to present the annual junior player of the year awards.
Tom played for the club for a number of years, both as a junior and a senior.
He presented the outstanding boy and girl accolades in a number of age groups.
He also handed The Patrick Ebbutt Memorial trophy to Frankie Mellor – that was created in memory of Tom’s brother who passed away in 2011.
Tom said: “I’m very proud to have played for Bromsgrove Hockey Club.
“This club has been a big part of my life and my family’s life.
“Congratulations to all this year’s award winners – it’s great to see the club’s junior academy going from strength to strength.”
He also commented on the club’s new astroturf pitch which will soon be up-and-running.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the club finally playing at its own pitch from the start of next season.” he added.
Alan Gormley, the head coach of Bromsgrove Hockey Club’s junior academy, said: “With nearly 200 young people from the ages of four to 14 now part of Bromsgrove Hockey Club’s academy, the future of hockey in the Bromsgrove is looking very bright indeed.
“We welcome young people of all ages, no matter what their experience.
“It’s great to see the success our teams are having at all levels – and the fun they have playing too.”
The last junior training session at Bromsgrove School has now taken place and when they restart in the late summer, they will be on the new astroturf pitch at the Bromsgrove Cricket Hockey and Tennis club in Aston Fields.
Anyone wanting to find out more about Bromsgrove Hockey Club’s junior and senior teams can visit www.bromsgrovehockey.org.uk or call Alan on 07731 369942.