St Albans Ladies Hockey Club indoor team became East indoor champions after winning the regional tournament in Cambridge at the weekend.

The team gained maximum points by beating Harleston Magpies 3-2 and Chelmsford 7-3 in the process to take the title.

It was an outstanding squad performance and captain Chloe Hobson was delighted to receive the trophy on behalf of her team-mates.

The side now take break over Christmas before resuming training in January in preparation for the National League competition which will take place in Bristol.

The club’s men’s team also put in a strong performance winning two out of their three games including a 5-4 victory against Bedford and a 6-2 success against Old Loughts but lost to the tournament winners West Herts 9-2.

The team are now preparing for the National Division 1 tournament in Nottingham in January.

The club also fielded a junior girls team for the first time winning two of their five games.