Whitchurch Hockey Club's ladies first team are up for a prestigious award next month.

The club have enjoyed a hugely successful season, ending it with promotion to the Cheshire Division Two next year.

That has led to a nomination for the women's Team of the Year at the England Hockey Awards in May, leaving many at the club delighted.

A spokesman said: "It is with great pride that we announce that our ladies firsts have been shortlisted for the Team of the Year Women Award at the 2019 England Hockey Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 11.

"Although the ladies have been nominated this couldn’t have happened without the support of all the clubs members, volunteers and officials who work to support the running of the club.

"The ladies have been promoted this season and will play in Cheshire Division Two for the 2019/20 season. This has largely resulted from the strength and depth that the club now has from the academy through to the Mens and Ladies' senior sections.

The ladies are made up of a combination of players who have played for the club, come through the academy and those who have joined the club based on its growing reputation.

"Players from the team are representing both county and regional teams as well as school sides in the surrounding area.

"The team have been supported by a number of players coming through the ladies seconds and thirds which will give the club strength over the coming years.

"I hope you will all join us in celebrating this success and wish the ladies all the best on their big evening."

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