Beeston Hockey Club have recorded victory in their opening match at the Euro Hockey League tournament in Barcelona.
The Nottingham side headed to the Spanish city after winning their major domestic competition, and in their first match against Welsh side, Cardiff & Met, they managed a 3-1 win.
The second match for Beeston is tomorrow. They will take on German side, Harvestehuder THC, at the Negre-Park Stadium in Barcelona.
Eight Midlands hockey players, including six from League Champions Beeston, have been named in a 20 man England squad to fly out to Malaysia to prepare for next month's World League Semi Final.
The squad also contains two players from Loughborough Students. England have been drawn in Pool B and will face South Africa, Pakistan and Malaysia when the tournament starts on June 29th. Olympic Champions Germany, Korea, Argentina plus one other will be in the other pool.
The final will be on July 7th.
Beeston players: Ben Arnold, Adam Dixon, Michael Hoare, Harry Martin, George Pinner, Oliver Willars.
Loughborough Students: David Condon, Henry Weir.
Beeston Men’s hockey team have been crowned Premier League Champions after winning the play off finals this weekend.
Beeston Hockey Club have paid tribute to their president David Williams who died on Friday.
Mr Williams who was 67 collapsed at home after watching Notts County earlier in the evening.
Mr Williams, MBE, had a long association with the club and had previously been chairman.
Graham Griffiths, manager of the Men's First XI, described the news of his death as shocking.
On Sunday, with four games still to play, Beeston secured top spot in the Premier Division after beating East Midlands rivals Loughborough Students 7-4. It guarantees them a place in Europe and means they will be the top seeds for the end of season title play offs.
Four sides will compete for the title at Reading on April 13-14th with Beeston playing the side which came fourth in their semi-final.
Beeston Hockey Cub have won the Premier Division for the first time in the club's 106 year history.
It comes two days after the death of Club president, David Williams MBE, who was honoured with a minute's applause before the beginning of the match.
Beeston began well, eventually running out 7- 4 winners over Loughborough students. The win has earned them the title with four games to spare.
The club had billed this game Super Sunday. With a host of international players on show for both sides they had hoped to attract a record breaking crowd of 800. But the freezing conditions meant in the end there was around half that number.
Claiming the league title means Beeston automatically qualify for the European hockey league.
Beeston's Men's 1st Xl Hockey Club have won the elite league title for the first time in their 106 year history.They beat East Midlands rivals Loughborough Students 7-4.
They began the day 12 points clear in the Premier Division and the win means they cannot be caught with four games to play.
It's believed that David Williams MBE died of a heart attack.
David was the Club President for many years and was also heavily involved in Nottinghamshire Hockey, having previously been the Chairman of Nottinghamshire Hockey Association.