Acorns Ladies gain promotion to Kent Premier.

On Saturday the Sevenoaks Ladies Acorns team got promoted to the Kent Premier Division as they will finish the season champions of Kent Division 1

They still have one game in hand but are 8 points clear at the top.

The Acorns team are a Junior Development team and so are made up of older experienced players and promising youngsters that have come through the junior ranks.

The older adults support and encourage the juniors as they  make the step up into adult hockey which can be quite different from junior and school hockey.  The Acorns coach and other adults in the team aim to help them develop their understanding of the game and encourage them to apply their skills at the appropriate times in a match.  In recent years the technical skills of the junior coming in has improved so much thanks to the high level of coaching they are receiving in their junior sessions. It has been so rewarding to see some former Acorns go on to represent England. We also believe the success of the GB team has brought a lot more keen youngsters to the game.