Beeston hockey champions

Beeston were crowned as champions of the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League Championship after beating Surbiton 5-1 in the final at Reading Hockey Club on Sunday.

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Beeston Hockey Club win league for the first time

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.

Minute's applause held for Beeston club president, David Williams MBE Credit: ITV News Central
It's the first time the club have won the elite league title in its 106 year history Credit: ITV News Central
The East Midlands sides are among the best teams in the country Credit: ITV News Central
Mascots posing before the match, which began at 2pm Credit: ITV News Central
The club billed the game as "Hockey Super Sunday" Credit: ITV News Central

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