Brett Garrard deservedly won the Active Surrey Coach of the Year Award for taking the Ladies 1stXI out of the South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League, into the Investec Women’s Hockey League, winning promotion from the Conference East at the second attempt, and lifting the Premier Division title, also at the second attempt. Garrard has also taken the team to three Investec Women’s Cup finals, tasting success at the third attempt to complete the league and cup double last season The team are currently sitting pretty atop the IWHL Premier Division as the season enters its Christmas break, and are still defending their cup title. Next Easter they will play for the first time in the EuroHockey Clubs Champions Cup.
These achievements were further recognised as the Ladies 1st XI was deservedly named as the GoFest Sports Team of the Year.
On of the team’s assistant coaches, Ben Edwards, was on hand to collect both awards. He can be heard speaking to BBC Surrey at:
Fred Moore, Chairman of the Colts section, was also recognised for his outstanding service to the club by being shortlisted for a prestigious BBC Surrey Outstanding Service to Sport Award.
Further information about the awards can be found at: