On the last Sunday before Christmas Sark Hockey Club held their annual festive fixture when the younger players took on the over forties. In brilliant sunshine, the oldies were very surprised to find themselves a goal up in the first half when Peter Cunneen scored from a short corner. Fletcher Guille evened up the score in the second half to make the game a draw. In other hockey news, the island’s junior team, the Sark Nippers, were recently named as ‘Team of the Year’ by the Guernsey Press newspaper. Last May the team of 8 to 11 year olds entered the Cooper Brouard Outreach Hockey Tournament in Guernsey. Despite having never played on astroturf before, they won the tournament beating Vale one nil in the final. Very well done to Jake, Jack, Ben, Ollie, Bailey, Kai, Amelia, Tia, Leilani and Lauren.