Swindon Topcats have won the WNIHL Division One double and a young, talented group are raring to gain more success.

In a fabulous season in which the Topcats lost just twice, one of those being the promotion decider, but they made up for that by earning the Division One title and the playoffs in Sheffield.

With a side packed with young and exciting players, their coach Gareth Endicott explained what an exciting campaign it had been and what could be coming moving forwards.

He said: “It was incredible [to win the playoffs]. This is an incredibly young group ranging from 14 to mid-30s, but the majority of the team are 20 and under.

“We won the league and the playoffs, so there was not much more to win other than the promotion playoff the Friday before Sheffield.

“It is awesome to be a part of, I have been around that team for a few years now and some came through the junior teams I was coaching as my daughter made her way through.

“It has been really exciting and I think it is only going to get more exciting as the years go by as if we can keep this group together then they can achieve great things.

“A vast number are already representing GB under-16s, under-18s, and the GB Women, so the future is very bright.”

Nora Egri was one of the key players on the team and spoke about the difficulties the team had overcome and what the Topcats were hoping to achieve.

She said: “I think we have been through quite a bit as a group, with most of us playing for two teams, so we would go into some games without a lot of our players, but we could still pull through to get the win.

“It has been pretty hard to manage in a senior team with most of our players being under 18 and everyone expecting a lot from us.

“It was a tough season for me as I play for multiple teams and was sometimes playing three games in one weekend, but it was all worth it in the end.

“It felt extra sweet managing to come back from losing the promotion playoff and win the whole thing in Sheffield.

“Moving forward, lots of people improved a lot this season and as a team, we are completely different from the start, so I can’t wait to see what we do next season.”