Anchs annual awards night

17861557_10154197657922693_7559758027707270760_n (1)Gillingham Anchorians Hockey Club celebrated its annual end of season dinner and dance with a number of new players picking up awards.

Among the winners were the ladies third team who won the team league performance of the year after featuring a number of Anchs juniors alongside new and returning players who had come through the club’s first Back to Hockey campaign.

Launched last May, over 50 people signed up for the fun and informal sessions and the club will be repeating the campaign from Monday 8th May when adults of all ages and abilities are invited to free training from 7.30pm where sticks can be provided.

Also receiving recognition was Director of Coaching Nigel McDonald who has overseen the growth of the club’s junior section and has led the Back to Hockey training sessions.

For more information on Anchorians Back to Hockey sessions at its Darland Avenue pitch, go to or

The full list of winners from Friday’s celebration event at The Village Hotel in Maidstone are:

Most improved young ladies player – Evie Cousins
Most improved young men’s player – David Shephard
Young ladies player – Darcie Antrim
U21 men’s player – Elliot Harris
Veteran player – Heather Shave
Individual league performance – Grace Farren
Team league performance – Ladies 3rd team
Club person – Mick Lindley
Club personality – Laura Hopkins
Individual achievement – Richard Perkins
Chairman’s award – Nigel McDonald


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