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History beckons for Cambridge Nomads at the Under-16 Boys' Clubs Indoor Championships




Cambridge Nomads under-16s at the East Region finals. Picture: Ravi Mahendra (26695117)
Cambridge Nomads under-16s at the East Region finals. Picture: Ravi Mahendra (26695117)

Cambridge Nomads will create history when they compete at the Under-16 Boys’ Clubs Indoor National Championship this weekend.

They finished runners-up to Old Loughtonians Hockey Club at the East Region finals at Queenswood School to reach the national finals for the first time.

Nomads head to the event at Aldersley where they have been pitted in a group that includes Repton, Surbiton, Kingston Upon Hull and Mid Somerset, with the top two qualifying for the semi-finals.

“It’s the first time Nomads have reached a national final at a junior level and it’s great for the club to be competing amongst the best,” said coach Ravi Mahendra.

“Most of the boys have joined the club this year so it’s great to see the instant impact they have made to the club, not just at a junior level but across the senior teams as well.

“Hopefully it can help draw a few more juniors to the club.

“We have a tough group so we are realistic of our expectations.

“Surbiton and Repton will be very tough matches but the boys are excited about the prospect of competing with some of the best players and clubs in the country.

“The boys showed at the regional finals they are capable of playing at a high level.

“Indoor hockey is a fast paced game, anything can happen in two 12-minute halves of hockey.”


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