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Havering Hawks hope to end on high

PUBLISHED: 18:30 04 December 2015

Havering Hawks are heading to the National finals

Havering Hawks are heading to the National finals

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Inline hockey club heading to national finals

Havering Hawks inline hockey team compete in the BISHA National Finals at Bisley this weekend.

Hawks are grouped with 2014 runners-up Hallamshire Hornets (North) and Sprint Raiders (South West), and the top two go to the knockout stages.

Having finished fifth in the South East League this year, Hawks are hoping to excel last season’s ninth place at the Nationals.

The Hornchurch Sports Centre-based team, sponsored by Hambro Roofing, include captain Andy Bridge, assistant Anthony Laird, Paul Firmin, Neil Smith, Zak Redgrave, Adam Quilter, Dan Hooper, Brandon Ayliffe, Sam Hayes, Jake Hall, James Dimond, Lawrence Reffell and Lewis O’Brien and are coached by Tony Knock.

Laird hopes their mix of experience and youth will be the recipe for success and said: “Compared to last year, we are a level above what we were – we’re a lot fitter, more organised and we’ve proven in the league this year we can beat teams who we lost to last year.

“We want to improve on last year’s result, but we also want to cause an upset along the way if we can. The boys have worked hard this year and now it’s time to go and play some good hockey and end the season on a high!”

Anyone interested in playing roller hockey can contact the club via their Facebook page.

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