SUFFOLK SPORTS AWARDS: The Harrod UK Ltd Junior Team of the Year Award

Felxstowe and Walton Under-12s

Felxstowe and Walton Under-12s - Credit: Archant

The annual Suffolk Sports Awards will take place at Trinity Park, Ipswich, on Friday. Fourteen awards will be presented and today, we look at the contenders for the Harrod UK Ltd Junior Team of the Year Award. Next Wednesday we’ll bring you the winners from the ceremony.

Ipswich Cycle Speedway U16 Team

This year’s British Under-16 champions, pictured right, consisted of Richard Fellgett, Dan Knights, Matthew Hill, Pierce Bacon and Ben Harvey.

Richard, Dan and Matt were also members of last year’s winning team.

All the riders have been members of successful team squads but to have the nucleus of the team win back-to-back championships is a fantastic endorsement of the club’s training and development of the riders.

In 2013, the under-16 team competition was held at Whitton Raceway, which made winning the competition even sweeter.

Ipswich Hockey Club U16 Girls

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Ipswich Hockey Club’s under-16 girls team completed an extremely successful season by competing in the national Indoor and Outdoor finals and winning the Brentwood Indoor Tournament.

Undefeated, they were one of eight teams taking part in the Outdoor Finals. After a closely-fought match against Kirby Lonsdale, a comfortable win against Reading and a hard-fought loss against Beeston, they finished third in their group.

Ten teams were involved in the National Indoor Finals in Wolverhampton. In the semi-final Ipswich faced their East region rivals, Old Loughtonians and, in a close encounter, Ipswich lost 2-1, to finish in the top four in the country.

Their hard training led to outstanding success and results unmatched by any other junior team in the history of Ipswich Hockey Club.

Felixstowe and Walton U12 boys football team

The team have had an incredibly successful season and finished runners-up in the National Cup.

The boys won the South Suffolk Youth League, the South Suffolk Youth League Cup, the Suffolk County Cup and the East Anglian Open Cup – a quadruple never achieved before by any Suffolk team, at any age.

Staying unbeaten, the team hit 189 goals and, winning the Suffolk league, were invited to play in the National Cup competition, against the country’s top teams, losing 1-0 in the final.

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