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.
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Hockey players from the Midlands have been drafted in to play for England in the Investec London Cup this week.
Susie Gilbert of the University of Birmingham will join Rebecca Herbert and Kerry Williams from Leicester as replacements in the 18 person squad.
Great Britain will begin their campaign tomorrow afternoon when they play South Africa.
Olympic squad members Alex Danson, Sarah Tomas and Crista Cullen will miss the Cup because of injury.
"When Team GB Hockey re-located to the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey in Buckinghamshire, Nicola knew she would have to drop everything and move there to live and train if she wanted to be part of the squad.
"So we told her she did not have to give up the degree in Sports Science she was studying for with us.
"We would go out of our way to make it possible for her to continue her studies flexibly with us while still making the most of her opportunities with the GB squad."
Team GB player Nicola White has just been told she has made the Olympic hockey team and will be going for gold this summer in London.
Chris McGeorge, Elite Athlete Officer at Loughborough College said, that Loughborough College will go "out of their way" to make it possible for her to continue her studies flexibly.