|Nov-12||Isabel Shields||Assisting with coaching the u14s, completing the foundation umpire course, moving up to play ladies 2s and showing a willingness to be involved in loads of activities|
|Jan-13||Shaney Anton Allen||A really reliable attender, he tackles every task with enthusiasm, he’s ultra positive and is a great role model to the rest of the group. The others really look up to him and his hockey’s come on substantially in the past year|
|Feb-13||Sam Owen||Showing real dedication in training, helping out the u12 girls, u14 girls and u14 boys as required at games and always giving 100% plus scoring a goal to see Waltham Forest beat Crostyx for the first time in the alliance league|
|Mar-13||Jack Rumbold||Always willing to help out having recently completed his foundation umpire qualification and a regular at Youth events, Jack has also made the left back position in the Men\’s 3s his own after stepping up in September|
|Apr-13||Crystal Shelley||Having joined in September, Crystal has become a really confident and strong member of the u14s and is doing a great job in the London Youth Games squad of breaking down the barries between the different clubs participating|
|May-13||Adam Billett||Despite being much smaller and younger than the majority of the LYG squad, Adam has shown real commitment and graft to prove himself and has emerged as one of the strongest defenders in the group|
|Jun-13||Lauren Noe||A really committed volunteer who is unfortunately off to university in September, she is incredibly reliable event attending during the middle of her A level exams while she is always so positive and friendly that she does a brilliant job of getting all the Flyerz involved with the sessions|
|Sep-13||Ella Menzie||Showing great progression playing for u12s this season with real awareness of the game and asking to start working on key team skills like the press and attacking / defensive options.|
|Oct-13||Mabel Mundy||Stepping up from being one of the juniors at training last year to now teaching the u10s and developing some of them substantially in the first few months of the season.|
|Nov-13||Mohad Irfan||Showing real progress in recent weeks and agreeing to assist the girls team by playing for them at a recent tournament scoring 7 goals and setting up a further 3.|
|Jan-14||Suzanna Martin||Always happy to take anything on, Suzy has captained our Ladies 2s teams on numerous occasions recently when the captain wasn’t available while also undertaking the painful job of finding umpires. She’s also doing a great job of keeping us sociable by organising for us to go on Tour this summer|
|Feb-14||Sophie Walker||Despite being one of the only girls in her training group, Sophie is always really committed and keen to get involved, even if it means having to tackle the boys. Having stepped up to u12s, she has shown a tenacity to improve so that she can compete with the older kids|
|Mar-14||Shane Crowe||Flyerz player who has successfully taken his Level 1 coaching course and now leads the Flyerz warm-ups and assists with coaching. Shane is also our first member of the disability section to play in a Waltham Forest adult team and has represented Flyerz as part of the first ever British team to attend a para hockey tournament in Holland|
|Apr-14||Kiesha Dwyer||Having recently moved up to start adult training and playing for the Ladies 5s, Kiesha has grown in confidence, getting more and more involved in games and even scoring her first goal for the team|
|May-14||Cleo Lyn||Lead Coach at Forest Flyerz who has helped us to develop the sessions and challenge the players to achieve their potential leading to the team entering their first official Disability Hockey competition|
|Sep-14||Adam Billett||He has been a committed young member of the hockey club for a number of years. He assists his younger sister with coaching and has helped umpire in Under 8 matches. He’s a great example to the younger children not just of helping out but also has shown great leadership skills when playing in his team, both mentoring younger players, by playing his heart out at tournaments and by captaining his team and giving encouragement and advice to the younger players. Recently he has also stepped up to play adult hockey with the men’s 5th team. Keen to learn and improve, he is always respectful and interested in progressing.|
|Oct-14||Lydia Hale||Lydia was nominated for two reasons. One for her involvement in youth coaching, and two for her development as an adult player by playing and training with the adult ladies first team. Lydia is an enthusiastic and committed member of the youth coaching team – she coaches the U10 players at the hockey club, takes a strong interest in each player. She also attends the youth matches as a team manager giving support and encouragement to the youngsters. Lydia was recently given the opportunity to play in our ladies first team – moving up 4 divisions of play at the time. The coach and captain have been really pleased with her progress and development. She’s a more confident player and her hockey has improved dramatically as a result.|
|Nov-14||Shabaz Ichon||Shabaz is a new member of our disability hockey team, the Forest Flyerz. He can’t see or communicate well but he has really impressed his coaches! He has progressed enormously since the beginning of the season. He has engaged in sessions and for the first time has been able to push and dribble a ball.|
|Jan-15||Nate Last||Nate has scored at least 15 goals in his first season for the M3s (having been drafted in from the M5s over the summer) including 3 hattricks. This is a fantastic achievement a young player. Nate also regularly volunteers as a coach at youth sessions and is a valuable role model for the younger children.|
|Feb-15||Daniel Clark||Daniel is the youngest member of the adult M3 team and has been a consistent member in the 2014/15 season. He’s impressed his team mates and has been voted as Mam of the Match 4 times (plus scoring 3 goals). The team was also promoted at the end of the season. Daniel volunteers at the youth coaching sessions and has been helping the younger players to improve their skills.|
|Mar-15||Joseph Young||Joseph has been nominated for volunteering to umpire youth games on several occassions. He’s willing and happy to do so and this is a great example to set for his fellow players. He was also a team captain at a recent tournament and rose to the occasion.|
|Apr-15||Mudasser Arshad||Mudassar is a member of our disability hockey section, Forest Flyerz. This year he has really improved both his hockey skills and his ability to follow instructions and play as part of a team. Mudassar has been training with the mainstream section for most of the season. He’s an ambassador of being inclusive. He’s always determined to improve and helps his fellow flyerz in sessions, and motivates the mainstream younger youth to do better. He’s really a joy to have a round and is a wonderful role model.|
|Oct-15||Martha Watson||Martha has been volunteering as a GK coach for some time – not only coaching the younger kids, but also adults who are new to hockey. She’s also been a regular in goal for a number of teams: performing well in the under-14 boys league, regularly featuring in the FRE Flyerz Lee Valley league, as well as being a fixture in the Ladies L3 team, including appearances for the L2 and other teams. Martha is so keen in everything she does with hockey and her enthusiasm is infectious and a joy to see.|
|Nov-15||Dhillon Rai-Green||Dhillon has nominated for battling and holding his own in the U-14 games against much older players. He’s been central to the excellent U-12 results so far – including come-from-behind wins which demonstrate the spirit in the team. His never say die attitude is a real inspiration to everyone around him, and he’s improving his hockey all the time.|
|Jan-16||Roni Gonul||Roni is 11 and a committed Flyerz player. He has been with us for several seasons but over the past few months Roni has become much more confident, helped lead warm-ups and took the brave step of playing in his first Flyerz game against members of WFHC’s youth section.|
|Feb-16||Stuart Cuff||Stuart puts in exemplary behaviour and effort at adult training, as well as at youth training. His play has come on massively and he has been central to the improved under-12 tournament performances, and has held his own in under-14 matches. Stuart was also spotted by the U13 Essex coach and invited to train with the county team at JAC level. At a recent youth tournament he also volunteered himself to umpire the U10 matches whilst waiting for his own tournament. He got involved, did a great job, and is a good example to everyone around him.|
|Mar-16||Owen Doody||Owen has grown in strength over the last season and has not let his disabilities hold him back. He has become an integral part the 5’s holding his own against older players, he has also found his voice on the pitch and with his teammates, offering support and encouragement. He also offers on regular basis to assist playing for the Otters when there are short on players. Owen’s game has come on tremendously this season, he has matured greatly and shown leadership qualities in the matches, winning man of the match on at least one occasion.|
|Apr-16||Tim Slack||Tim has played a few games for the men’s 1st team this season and the captain has been very impressed with his attitude and potential. Whilst he hasn’t yet cemented a regular place in the team, stepping up from the 3s he’s done a good job for the team and is expected to be challenging for a regular place next season. With the gulf between the 3s and 1s the capt has said that “he wouldn’t imagine anyone being able to do much better than he has done and he deserves JP to recognise his progress up the ranks within the club”.|
|Oct-16||Isabelle Scerri||Winner! Isabelle Scerri deservedly won the club’s October Jack Petchey Achievement Award. A member of our youth system since the age of 7, now 14 Isabelle’s currently playing and holding her own in the Ladies 1s. Has scored 5 goals (currently more than anyone else in the team) and is frequently nominated for Player of the Match|
|Nov-16||Rosie Crowe||Rosie Crowe has been a member of Forest Flyerz since it started 5 years ago. She is a regular at our weekly sessions and one-off events. We’re particularly proud of Rosie this month as she has been trying new equipment to help us develop inclusive hockey. This has included different types of shin pads and floor lacrosse sticks (photo attached). We will share our learning with other Flyerz clubs and our funder Access Sport so hopefully more players will be able to play hockey safely.|
|Jan-17||Sammy Redley||Sammy’s been a contender for the Jack Petchey Achievement award for some time. This is the second season that he’s been playing in u14 team, despite still being in the u12s this year and u11 last year. Sammy has also featured in the London Youth Games team and is a fearless and accomplished young player. His achievement of being a good player comes from his great attitude, he listens, works hard and the way he plays shows that anything is possible.|
|Feb-17||Ruby Huish||Ruby is another u12 player who has made the jump to the u14 team. She’s frequently on the scoresheet, but in a January u12 tournament she managed to score 10 goals across the day! She also notched the winner in a recent u14 win. Ruby is always keen to practice and works very hard when challenged. Ruby has also been selected into the U13 Essex county JAC team.|
|Mar-17||Lucie Hatley||Lucie has been volunteering with the youth section as a coach. She’s taken to it incredibly well, delivering engaging and fun activities for the beginners and young players who join the hockey club. Alongside this, Lucie has also had a great season playing with the U14 girls and has won the U14 Player of the Year award in her first full season with the club.|
|Apr-17||Molly Paton||Molly has been a long-standing, committed Flyerz player but in the last few months she has shown marked progress in her hockey skills and confidence. We have set her more challenging drills and she has responded well. Molly is one of only two girls in a group of around 15 and we have seen her grow more confident, pushing herself to get more involved in games, as well as showing new coaches her skills.|
|Oct-17||Chisomo Kagoya||Chisomo is relatively new to the sport of hockey, just coming along initially to join in with another family member. In the past year he has steadily improved into a reliable member of the U14 squad, playing with skill, speed and scoring numerous goals. He is also playing in the Otters devlopment team for the club, in the adult leagues. As well as playing with maturity, he reads the game well, always focuses and listens.
In addition to his improvements on the field, Chiso has also been volunteering this season. He took a Young Leader “Go Lead” course over the summer and has been a regular coach of the young beginners at the club. He’s a real role model and a delight to have in the hockey club.
|Nov-17||Sella Kagoya||Sella has been volunteering with the youth section of the hockey club, look after the Under 10 girls. She is another great role model at the club, giving up her time and energy to help those younger than her learn and enjoy hockey. Over the summer she took a Young Leader “Go Lead” course, and has continued to improve her coaching throughout this season. On the hockey pitch, Sella is a strong member of the Under 14 girls team and recently scored 2 goals through persistance and determination on the pitch. Sella is a great example to her team mates and to her younger charges.|
|Jan-18||Archie Watson||Archie has made impressive strides this season playing for the mens teams. Archie comes along regularly to help coach the younger players as a volunteer on Tuesdays, and helps out when he’s asked to, and in his first adult season has played up for 4s and 5s when needed, as well as being a central player for Otters and Grasshoppers teams. Archie also became an Essex Young Umpire after taking the course this season.|
|Feb-18||Trixie Geddes||Trixie has been volunteering with the Under 10 girls all season. She is showing improved leadership skills coaching and building her confidence taking charge of the warm up and various coaching activities.
Trixie continues to play for the adult teams and has shown herself to be a reliable and talented defender. She’s a good role model for the younger girls and despite a busy life, it’s rare for Trixie to miss her hockey sessions.
|Mar-18||Siobhan Daley||Siobhan has been selected to the Under 14 girls team this season despite being only 11 years old. She regularly trains with the older girls and even made an appearance as a sub for the U16 team. Her hockey skills are impressive and she is a very coachable player. She listens, she works hard and she is determined to be successful. She was also selected for the U14 London Youth Games squad and scored 3 goals and a flick as the team qualified for the finals. More than any other player in the team!|
|Apr-18||Nirmiith Narayanamoorthy||Nirmiith has worked hard being part of Flyerz Eagles and playing with older team mates. He’s dedicated to playing in all weathers and works well as part of a team – thinking about the wellbeing of his team mates as well as how to work together to score goals!|
|Oct-18||Mark Gordon||Mark is one of our most dedicated club members – his attendance is the highest,and he’s often early showing a real dedication and commitment to the club. In the same vein, Mark has been ever-present for Under 14 team this season, solid defending and good skills carrying the ball out of defence. He has shown new leadership skills in helping the younger players who have been called up, giving them encouragement and pointers. It’s great that at such a young age he is showing this maturity as a team player.|
|Nov-18||Imogen Du Bois||Imogen has been playing a stormer in goal this season and has stepped up to the Ladies 2s squad. She (at the time of writing) has the best record of all the goal keepers at the hockey club and plays with an athleticism and fearlessness that is genuinely an achievement in itself. Imy has been more committed this season, and is keen to keep improving and helps encourage the younger keepers in the sessions too.|
|Jan-19||Kyrill Borzenko||Kyrill won the U16 Volunteer of the year at the Borough awards in November. He has been coaching with the hockey club as part of his DofE, and he has even turned up to help coach the adult beginners.
He is very kind and informative to the children, he’s resourceful and helpful. He has planned and run his own drills and is a valuable member of our coaching team at the hockey club.
|Feb-19||Shannon Graham-Martin||Shannon took on the challenge of playing with the adult teams in the Essex hockey league as soon as she turned 13. Despite being nervous Shannon has gone on to score more than 16 goals in half a season and most of those goals led the team on to record a good number of victories. Shannon frequently scores goals for her U14 team too of course, but it’s her achievement in the adult league that has earned this award.|
|Mar-19||Alice Spain||Alice bravely stepped in to fulfill the role of goalkeeper when the team didn’t have one for a cup competition. She trained hard, both at coaching sessions and in her spare time. She researched online and has now mastered putting on the kit in record time. Alice was highly praised for her achievements in goal – in the following tournament, she made a lot of saves and didn’t let in one goal. Soon after, Alice stepped up to play for the U14s in goal and was highly praised by the opposition coach. Alice was nervous at all times performing this new role but she faced her fears and has knocked them out of the park!|
|Apr-19||Travis Porter||Travis has been a model hockey player this year. Not only has he been a standout Flyerz player in both his technical ability and enthusiasm for playing, but also the way he has been able to aid coaches by offering help with drills and bringing others into games by ensuring they get time on the ball during matches. He has also been picked to represent GB at the European ParaHockey tournament in Antwerp, which is a wonderful achievement in it’s own right!|