Sunday, June 23, 2024

Old Georgians: We’ve got the finances and the plan is to stay at the top

Old Georgians’ chairman was meant to be in Cornwall on Saturday night. But, on the club’s biggest night, there was no way Noel Doran was going to miss out on history finally being cemented. Not after only missing one game, home or away, in the club’s short, but startling rise to become Men’s Premier Division champions.

“Ten years ago we started getting the club back into shape and five years ago we had a plan to be the best in the country,” said Doran, moments after Old Georgians had hit five past former champions East Grinstead to claim the England Hockey league Championship. “And we’ve done it. It’s brilliant and it means everything.”

Old Georgians carved apart East Grinstead to attain the necessary points with two fixtures left in the season. Just one loss in 18 this season and five defeats in all since they became a top flight club in 2019.

“The plan is to stay at the top,” said Doran, club chairman since 2009. “We’ve got around 400 junior trainees and the plan is to build upon that and stay as one of the top clubs in the country.

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