Young players from Fareham Green, the club's youth side, competed in the opening day of the South East Regional League in Division 2. Their debut game against Portsmouth Uni Pingus game was a massive step forward for the youth team, playing in their first full 45 minute game, their first game against adults and starring in the first game in the South East Regional league Division 2. The youth team started off very nervously and the first 5 minutes featured many mistakes, but the team calmed down to finish the 1st period with a lead of 2 points.
Guildford player/coach Mack Hofberg said he was "chuffed" to win the tournament, adding: "It’s a team effort and although some players played more minutes than others we couldn’t have done it without the group as a whole."
As the domestic tchoukball season approaches UK Women’s captain Louisa Hall has been recalling a successful summer where her side came second in the European Tchoukball Championships (ETC) in the Czech Republic, while the UK men finished fourth and UK under 18s came fifth.
Portsmouth Drakes won The Andrews Cup, while the club’s second team Portsmouth Ducks took home The Challenge Cup title. The top tier competition, The Super Cup, was won by Bury Kings. Portsmouth went into The Andrews Cup as favourites after winning the competition last year.
Tchoukball players, coaches and volunteers were celebrated at the 2016 annual Tchoukball UK Awards Ceremony in Kettering. Among the main prize winners was veteran UK and Bury Kings player Martin Cates, who, in his final season as a UK player and coach, was named Player’s Player.
Cates' name was sung and he was given a standing ovation as he collected his trophy. Guildford players Mack Hofberg and Eithne McCarthy were named Sportsman and woman of the year respectively. McCarthy was also named Sports Personality of the Year by her fellow players for infectious personality on and off the court.