Wapping Hockey Club’s ladies’ Sevens team were crowned team of the year at the club’s end-of-the-season award ceremony on Saturday.

No fewer than six teams from the club will play their hockey in a higher division next year, but the ladies claimed the honour after they won a second consecutive promotion.

Sevens captain Kat Alty, after accepting the award on behalf of her team, said: “The Wapping ladies’ Sevens were thrilled to receive the team of the year award.

“All season long the team have worked exceptionally hard on both their fitness and on-pitch skills.

“Their commitment to training and drive to keep winning each week has been inspiring and makes our back-to-back promotions and the award very well deserved.

“Ive been proud to be able to captain a welcoming and friendly team, may the promotion streak continue into the 2017/18 season.”

Elsewhere, Sam Cree was named mixed player of the year with Leanne Garvie winning umpire of the year.

In the ladies’ and men’s player of the year awards, Becky Hart and Joe Trickett fended off the competition to win their respective gongs.

Programme and logo designer Katy Needham was named volunteer of the year with Iain McAuslan winning young wapper snapper of the year.

The Rory Heaslip top goalscorer award went to Nick Grimwood after he tied with Bryn Ford-Jones on 18 for the season.

Grimwood won a challenge that decided the award in his favour, while Ali Scott won the female goalscorer award with 22.

And the final award of the evening, the club person of the year was spilt between Bee Armstrong and Joe Trickett.

Elsewhere, Wapping’s newly-formed men’s XI also gained promotion in their first season after coming second in the East Division 10SE and will now play in East Division 9SE next season.

The ladies’ Thirds were also in action on Saturday, beating second-placed Southend Firsts 3-2, which could see them take the third spot in their division, their highest ever finish, if other results go their way.

Sophie Bennett, Charlotte Solomon and Holly Marven were all on the scoresheet.

Old Loughtonians Under-12 boys’ team followed their victory in the Essex Cup by being crowned East Regional champions and gained a spot in the national finals in Nottingham next month.

The team took part in a tournament held at Harleston Magpies on Saturday.

They defeated the host club 2-0 in their first match before edging a tight affair 2-1 against Norwich City and also beat Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge City in the pool stages.

In the semi-final they gave Norwich Dragons a 7-0 hammering to cement their place in the final.

Loughtonians once again faced Norwich City and despite conceding an early goal, they went straight down the other end to find the equaliser before finding the back of the net for a second time.

A club spokesman said: “Although they didn’t play their best throughout the day, they played with great grit and determination and ground out results when needed.

“When they played well, they were fantastic to watch, and throughout the day they played with wonderful team spirit. They thoroughly deserved to be crowned regional champions. Fantastic effort, well done boys and congratulations.

“Let’s see if we can do it all again at the nationals on Saturday 13th May in Nottingham.”

The Under-14 boys continued the success for the club as they defeated Sunbury & Walton Hawks in the Mercian League Cup quarter-final after defeating the hosts 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out.

After the game finished at 3-3, penalties had to decide who went through to the finals day on Sunday, April 30.