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World Cup success for three BHC ladies

2 months ago By Kate Costin

Yvette Van Yperen and Sue Phillips return from Barcelona with Gold Medals, whilst Joy helps Wales to 6th

The season will be starting on a high for Bedford Hockey Club Ladies, as three of its stalwart players, Yvette van Yperen, Sue Phillips and Joy Leeson, return from international duty in Barcelona, where they exhibited their skills in the Exin Masters World Cup, with teams from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, Argentina, France, Germany, Spain, Chile, Canada, Italy and Russia, as well as the home nations.

Yvette and Sue both return with gold medals around their necks. Each competed for winning England sides, Yvette in the +35s and Sue the +55s. Joy, meanwhile, played for Wales, her country of birth, in the +50s. Joy, and her team, finished an amazing 6th in the world, having entered the competition ranked 13th. It was one of our home nations, Ireland, who succeeded in taking gold in the +50s, with player Maria 'Wheelie' Whelan, who played several games for Bedford Masters last season, making her debut.

More details on Bedford Hockey Club, including contacts and fixtures can be found at: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/bedfordhockeyclub/ or you can follow the club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bedfordhc/.

The club has two new ventures this season, Walking Hockey, suitable for those looking for low-impact exercise whilst having fun, and we are exploring ways of making the club more inclusive for those with additional needs, forging links with the group Gig Buddies Bedford.

Updated 13:06 - 6 Aug 2018 by Kate Costin

Where next?

OPRO Mouthguards Visiting Bedford HC - 4th September OPRO Mouthguards Visiting Bedford HC - 4th September 7pm-10pm
Pre-Season Fitness | Ladies section sessions announced August is pre-season training time and we have a range of sessions running to suit all levels of fitness across our 7 ladies sides

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Ladies 4th XI Letchworth 2
League 11:00
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Mens 3rd XI Broxbourne 2
League 11:30
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Mens 4th XI Broxbourne 4
League 11:30
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Mens 5th XI Letchworth 4
League 11:30
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Ladies 5th XI Saffron Walden 4
League 12:30
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Ladies 6th XI Saffron Walden 5
League 13:00
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League 13:30
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Ladies 1st XI St. Albans
League 13:30
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Ladies 2nd XI Norwich Dragons
League 14:00
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Mens 1st XI West Herts 1
League 15:00
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Mens 2nd XI Witham 1
League 15:00
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Mens 6th XI Blueharts 7
League 15:00
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Ladies 3rd XI Blueharts 2
League 16:30
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Ladies 7th XI Leighton Buzzard 4
League 16:30
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Sunday Morning Juniors U8_U10 Training 9.30 to 11
Training 09:30
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Training 09:30
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Training 09:30
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Sunday Morning Juniors U12_U14 Training 11.00 to 12.30
Training 11:00
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Training 11:00
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Training 11:00
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Cup 13:00
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Ladies 7th XI Luton 2
League 10:30
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Mens 4th XI Berkhamsted 3
League 11:30
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Ladies 6th XI Stevenage 4
League 11:30
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Mens 5th XI St Albans 7
League 12:15
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Mens 2nd XI East London 2
League 13:00
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Mens Vets West Herts 5
League 13:00
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Ladies 2nd XI Dereham
League 13:00
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Mens 3rd XI Luton Town 1
League 13:30
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Ladies 1st XI Hampstead & Westminster
League 13:30
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Ladies 3rd XI Tring 1
League 13:45
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Mens 1st XI Letchworth 1
League 14:30
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Ladies 4th XI Stevenage 3
League 14:30
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Mens 6th XI Rickmansworth 3
League 16:00
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Ladies 5th XI Bishops Stortford
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