HAVING won the Somerset County championships earlier this year, Taunton Vale’s Under-12 boys went on to take part in the regional championships, featuring the very best hockey teams from the West of England.

Despite facing tough opposition, Taunton Vale got through to the finals against Clifton Robinsons, where they won 2-1 in a hard-fought match.

The boys, coached by Sandra Wickham, go through to represent the West at the national championships in Nottingham.