Five years ago, Sport England were persuaded that out of 400 applications, we would be one of three clubs to receive a grant. In fact, they said our application was the most impressive. The 5 years follow up studies are now complete, and we have achieved the goal with Sport England, to grow hockey at Trojans. We are probably all aware of one area or another, where we can see this improvement and growth. A number of volunteers have made crucial contributions, but there have been some efforts which have benefitted the entire club. This funding which resulted in a new pitch, fence, floodlights, and covered stand, was all achieved by Ian Bassett. I didn't give him a mention at the end of season dinner, but he has delivered the result Sport England wanted, which has also given our club a profile. He not only continued to supply all the data to Sport England over these 5 years, but in this last year he organised our new goals, dugout refits, even haggling a deal on our practise balls for the entire hockey club. On behalf of all the membership playing on our pitch..... Thank you Bassett!!!!!
- Simon Gibbons (Club Chairman)