Kendal Hockey Club closed their season with huge optimism as all four of their respective teams had a promising and improved 2019-20 season.

The men’s first team, who are captained by Aaron Screen, finished fourth in the league and were in contention for promotion after winning six games in a row.

However, the team had to settle for fourth spot when they picked up one point from the last two games, to compound defeats earlier in the season.

Kendal’s second team had the greatest success, winning promotion after losing just one league game all season.

The team, which is coached by Jonathan Elleray, went on to score 59 goals in a strong division.

The seconds fielded one of their youngest squads in a strong and competitive division, where they faced teams such as Lytham and Windermere.

Kendal Ladies first team closed their season in eighth place, following one of their most improved seasons over the last few years.

The team, which fielded a young group of players, went on an undefeated run of five games, as they had a strong finish to the season.

However, Kendal Ladies second team had a difficult season, although they played a very young group of players who showed improvement throughout the season, culminating in their first win against Keswick Seconds.

Unfortunately the seconds were unable to complete their season after the coronavirus pandemic left the Cumbria Hockey League with little option but to call off the 2019-20 campaign, during which Penrith gained promotion.

Kendals Mixed Team were also in action, enjoying a good season before eventually losing out to Deeside in the cup.

The club will be hoping to return in September when the 2020-21 season begins.