Shooting Stars toast memorable double

It was a memorable first for Shooting Stars as they did the double of Portsmouth League and Gosport & Fareham League title successes.

Shooting Stars won the Portsmouth League
Shooting Stars won the Portsmouth League

Both teams finished the season unbeaten to win the top-flight in each league.

Head coach Jane Jewell revealed the secret to the success was the dedication of everyone working together throughout the club.

She said: '˜We won the double.

'˜It has never been done before.

'˜We are really proud of the teams.

'˜It's a big deal for us locally, being the first club to do it.

'˜The key is hard work. Both the teams were unbeaten all season and the goal difference was massive.'

Shooting Stars Yellow won Portsmouth League prem one with 14 wins from 14 matches.

It was an equally dominant show from Shooting Stars White as they won Gosport & Fareham League division one with 14 wins out of 14 matches as well. 

The Gosport success was also a first for the club.

Jewell added: '˜This was really nice. We had never won the Gosport & Fareham League before but we've been second numerous times.

'˜We are coming up to our 10th anniversary season and this was a great way to celebrate.

'˜For the season ahead we have a fantastic new kit with blue and silver to mark the 10th anniversary. We're sponsored by Skyline Engineering and they have really helped us.

'˜With the new season coming up pressure hasn't been a factor. The players have revelled in it. They have done everything we've asked of them and really upped their training.'

Stars also now have two Hampshire League teams and one South Regional League team.