The Steve Dawes memorial tournament and family fun day was held on the weekend of 14-15 July at Redditch Hockey Club, Steve’s home turf. He had previously also been a Derby University student and was well known on the hockey circuit.
The Derby Old Girls hadn’t played together for more than 10 years and had to scrape together a team of 7 by borrowing a player from another side. Despite this, the team secured a clear run of five wins to take them to the final, where they faced the Old Halesonians Hockey Club, and scooped a 1-0 victory.
Teams from Stourport, Droitwich, Redditch and Derby Old Boys also took part, helping the event to raise an impressive £2,500 shared between the Midlands air ambulance and the junior section of Redditch Hockey Club.
Next year the club hope to make the tournament even more of a success, and the Derby Old Girls plan to return to defend their title!
Pictured above: The Derby Old Girls team, with Dee second from left; and below, sporting the Aldermans sponsored shirts.