Friday, May 24, 2024

Club hockey file: Norton ‘continue to provide a service across all genders and races’

The Stockton club raised well over £800,000 and had only two adult teams a few years ago

After being recognised as the country’s top hockey club of the year in 2020 from more than 800 entries, Norton have since gone from strength to strength with more stellar fundraising campaigns. 

Nestled in Stockton-on-Tees, Norton HC chairman Jon Carter said winning the Sport England award at the third time of asking was a proud moment, but insists they are still trying to climb even higher.  

Only seven years ago, the club could only get two adult teams out each weekend but now Norton is booming, with interest in hockey at an all-time high in the area. 

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  1. A really good article. I have witnessed first-hand some of Norton’s excellent work in recent years, they are a club on the up both on and off the field. Led by Jon, they have some very hard working members. The work of Tim Dunn for example on umpiring development continues to be key. Lockdown proved little barrier to the club in this area, ensuring that they maintain and improve both the number and quality of their umpires.

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