BURNHAM-ON-SEA Hockey Club ended their season with a 3-0 win over ECV Hornets to finish seventh in West Clubs Women’s League Sedgemoor Division 1.

Here are Tracey Dunn’s thoughts on the season for her side...

What were the team’s targets at the start of the season, and did you achieve them?

“The season’s target was to remain in Division 1, and a lot of the squad went for a top four/five finish – so we did not achieve the second part.”

Who was your player of the season?

“Our player of the season was our captain Sarah Johnson, voted for by her fellow players.

“She has been consistently good over the season.

“She is motivated, organised (both on and off the pitch), and is a calming influence.”

Who was the most improved player?

“Our most improved player was Jem Johnson (age 16), one of our successful juniors who came through.

“She got better and stronger over the season, the more she played.

“She is confident, quick and tenacious, with a good hockey brain, and she listens to those around her – taking advice from those more senior players trying to help her.

“She will be with us for at least another season, hopefully two, so we look forward to her progression.”

Who has been your ‘unsung hero’?

“Carly Bush won the club’s unsung hero award, for her commitment to her role of fixture/umpire secretary, and in assisting the captain and coach on the sidelines with team changes... and being chief supporter!

“It is a thankless task and often unnoticed behind the scenes.

“She has continued to do this despite not playing for two-thirds of the season through injury.

“Imogen Wright won our coaches award for her commitment and work with the juniors at training and off the pitch, helping Ian for an hour before her own training.

“She is positive and enthusiastic on the pitch and was our reserve goalkeeper too.

“It’s a position nobody wants to fill but she agreed to deputise and did a fantastic job.”

In which game did the team put in their best overall performance?

“It has to be the 4-4 draw away to Mid Somerset, who were near top of the table at that point.

“It was a tremendous comeback from us, especially seeing as we had several players and our regular goalkeeper missing.

“Two of our juniors, Becky Evans and Beth House, played superbly.

“It showed us at our best - team spirit, character and never giving up!”

What are your hopes for next season?

“We will be playing in Sedgemoor Division 1 again next season, and our hopes are to finish higher than seventh for sure!”

Are you hoping to keep a similar squad for next season?

“We will keep most of the same squad but will lose Imogen Wright and Lauren Cooke to university (we wish them well!), and possibly Charlotte Rogers to pastures new – so we will need to fill the gaps.

“We should get Kerry Harvey back from maternity and Carly Bush back from injury.

“Hopefully some more of the juniors will step up into the seniors, and we may even see some new faces through the doors.”

If you would like to be one of those new faces, contact the club here.