The Sheffield Steelers Ball Hockey Club likes to recognise the achievements of all of our players and we have asked our coaches and our parents to share these achievements via our website.
By sharing these achievements we want to reward and acknowledge the hard work and efforts of all of our players and hope you all enjoy reading about our players successes.
Kicking off this little series of stories is our U10 player William Durgan. Big thank you to Williams mum, Sharon for the following article:
WILLIAM DURGAN aged 9
My little boy William started playing ball hockey for Sheffield Steelers at age 5 and ice hockey for Sheffield Academy at age 6. He has worked his way up through the age groups to where he is now. He started in the under 9’s and played up at age 7 and 8 to Sheffield Thunder 11A’s team last year and the team won 5 lots of silverware including Under 11’s League Champions 2018/19, Ayr Under 11’s Tournament 2018/19, Kingston Tournament 2018/19, U11’s Sheffield Tournament 2018/19 and Nationals Champions 2018/19.
He trialled for Sheffield 11’s at the back end of last year and was offered a place again on Sheffield Thunder 11A’s. He currently trains up to the 13B’s team. William has also been lucky enough to be selected to play in the Christmas Classic on 2 occasions. This is a charity ice hockey game raising much needed funds for the Sheffield Childrens Hospital – Team Woody in 2018 and Team Santa in 2019.
William lives and breathes hockey. He is doing really well along his hockey pathway. He has now been offered to go to Midlands Conference Trials which is an honour in itself to be put forward for. Late nights in Nottingham 11.15pm to 1.15am and finally arriving back home at 2.30 in the morning. Good job we love him!
Following on from this he has been selected to play for the Under 11’s Midlands Conference Team in Dumfries (February 2020) and Tilburg (April 2020).
What an achievement for William!! Well done. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.