Teddington Hockey club certainly have plenty to be celebrating.

Not only is the club celebrating 140 years of strong hockey playing in the town, making it the oldest club in the world; a new pitch and the seniors team success, but their Junior section is also making the headlines.

Gavin Cookman, Junior Section chair said: “It’s turning into an impressive season all round for Teddington Hockey, with some great team results across all age groups. All the volunteers hard work and players commitment is paying off and building Teddington Hockey into a club the whole town can be proud of.”

The Under 10 girls are Middlesex Champions for the second year in a row, and both the under 12 boys and girls team made it an age group double after both also lifted the Middlesex Trophies.

The Under 10 girls who took the top 2 places last year, went onto to secure the top slot again this year in a very tight competition against 5 other clubs from across Middlesex on Sunday the 13th March.

The key to this year’s success was an impressive goal tally and a solid defence, giving Teddington a critical bigger goal difference when 3 teams all finished on the same points !

Neil D’Mello lead under 10 coach commented “It was great to see some good attacking play and plenty of goals from the Teddington A’s. No doubt this will put them in a strong position for the South Finals in a few weeks time.“

He added “Our younger under 10 boys and girls teams both performed well finishing 4th and 5th respectively; the experience will prepare them to hopefully reach higher levels in the same age group next year.”

Teddington’s under 12’s squads are both celebrating after both the boys and girls A team’s went onto to lift the County Trophies on Sunday the 20th March.

Hosted at Teddington School both teams took convincing wins over 5 other clubs to become Middlesex County Champions.

Both teams now go onto to represent Teddington and Middlesex at the South Finals on the 10th of April.

Jason Laslett and Jorg Roth, girls coaches commented “All the lessons learned in training during the season came together to enable the girls to win all their games convincingly. The victory was particularly pleasing because of the level of teamwork shown by the girls, who all worked hard for each other.”

Teddington A’s scored a total of 22 goals and only conceded one against team mates Teddington B’s

Rowland Adshead, boys coach commented “ The boys were magnificent scoring 14 goals over 5 games and conceding none.

“The final was very exciting but the boys kept their control with some good attacking play and went onto to take the county title qualifying for the South Finals for a third consecutive time.

Under 16’s head off to National Finals The under 16 Girls have won a place at the 2011England Hockey Junior National Finals.

More than 70 clubs from all over the country entered the competition that has now come down to the last four teams playing each other in a round robin format at Canterbury Hockey Club on April 9 and 10.

U16 Girl’s Coach, David Gooch is relishing the challenge the Finals will bring. “We have a great squad and we have been playing better and better as the season has gone on,” he said.

“The Finals are a terrific reward for all the hard work we have put in throughout the season and we intend to enjoy our weekend in Canterbury while doing our very best to bring the trophy back to Teddington."