The ladies 1s have been the success story of the club in recent times with two promotions so they are now playing at their highest ever level in the North 1 league.  The side has successfully integrated a succession of talented juniors, some of whom have played representative hockey for Pennine Pumas and higher and every year another batch who have benefitted from the expert tuition of Pam Hardaker on Friday nights seem to come along and challenge for places.  The experience in the team is provided by the Blyth sisters and Clare Hesslewood who seem to have been at the club for decades.  They are another team who work hard but play hard too and whilst this season’s results have not quite been as hoped, the team continue to play quality hockey and just need some stability and returns from injury to give them the impetus they need to climb the table.