17th Jul, 2019

Junior Barons in the hunt for glory

Ben Tyler 17th Apr, 2019

WITH the senior Solihull Barons side enjoying their end-of-season break, the work does not stop for the Barons’ junior sides – who are gunning to bring home glory for the club.

The under-18s side are looking the most promising to do just that, as they stand top of the U18 North 3 league at present by seven points.

They head into their final quarter of games, knowing that one more victory from the remaining four fixtures will see them over the line to the title.

Barons U18s face Blackburn in just over a week’s time (Saturday 27), and have an opportunity to win the league on their own territory at Solihull Ice Rink in front of their home faithful.

Elsewhere, the club have achieved recognition at regional and national level this season, with Billie Thacker joining England Girls U14s squad for a tournament in Bratislava at the end of 2018, whilst Benjamin Baker was drafted to the U15s Midland Conference team.

One of the most promising youngster’s at the club is eight-year old Tommy Kolisek.

Currently playing for the Barons under-9s team, but also stepping onto the rink for the under-11s side, he has trained with the club’s U13s and U15s and is considered to have a bright future in the game.

He will be competing in the Nottingham U9s Cross Ice tournament, alongside Barons team-mate Matthew Peckett on Saturday April 27.

There, the pair will have an opportunity to meet the men’s Team GB hockey squad – who play a friendly at the same venue prior to heading for the IIHF World Championships in Slovakia.

The club host Learn to Play courses at Solihull Ice Rink, with the aim of offering those with promise the opportunity to join the Junior Barons teams.

Players receive coaching from the Junior Barons coaches, and the club invite any interested players to contact them at newmembers@solihullbaronsjuniors.co.uk

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