Your England Hockey Team of the Week!

Team of the Week
From matches up and down the country we have collated your nominations for standout performances at your clubs to compile our first England Hockey Team of the Week!

From a goalkeeper making two penalty saves in one game to a 15-year-old scoring the winner on his league debut, this side is filled with inspiring stories.

Remember to nominate the best performances from your club every weekend by tweeting @EnglandHockey or replying to our Team of the Week posts on Facebook and Instagram.

EH Team Of The Week 1

Goalkeeper

Name: Hayley Marron
Club: Redcar Hockey Club
Nomination: Hayley played for both Redcar ladies 1st XI and Redcar men’s 2nd XI making saves from penalty strokes in both games!

Defence

Name: Emma Dunn
Club: London Wayfarers Ladies 1st XI
Nomination: Emma made her return to hockey after five months out from injury and got on the score sheet twice on her come back.

Name: Candice Bowers
Club: Pucklechurch Hockey Club
Nomination: Candice is new to the game and put in a solid and confident performance. Her team mates noted that she wasn’t scared to call for the ball and was involved in some great team moves.

Name: Giselle Ansley
Club: Surbiton Hockey Club
Nomination: Giselle was on the score sheet twice in Surbiton’s 2-2 draw with Canterbury. Ansley’s goals had put Surbiton into a 2-1 lead but a late Canterbury strike levelled the scores.

Midfield

Name: Howard Middleton
Club: Rochford Hockey Club
Nomination: After travelling to support his son, Howard found himself filling in for his team as they were short and better still got on the score sheet.

Name: Adam Dixon
Club: Beeston Hockey Club
Nomination: Adam was making his first appearance since resigning for Beeston and was named Man of the match as they drew their opener with Wimbledon.

Name: Harvey Alecock
Club: Carlisle Hockey Club
Nomination: 15-year-old Harvey played his first ever league game at the weekend and netted the winner in a 4-3 victory for his team.

Attack

Name: Neil Gokcen
Club: Southport HC
Nomination: Neil had never picked up a hockey stick before the weekend but when Southport were short of numbers he stepped up and played up front! 

Name: Emma Nokes 
Club: Neston Hockey Club
Nomination: Strikers dream of scoring hat-tricks. Emma at Neston though took this a bit further as she netted a hat-trick in each half of their match!

Name: Paddy Tripp
Club: Surbiton Hockey Club
Nomination: Paddy scored twice for Surbiton to keep his record going of scoring in over 50 consecutive seasons! 

Name: Alan Forsyth
Club: Surbiton Hockey Club
Nomination: After ending as the Men’s Hockey Premier League top scorer last season, Alan got off to a flying start with a hat-trick against Canterbury to start the season in style.