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28 September 2016

Girls get the hockey season off to a fantastic start!

U12A at the Hazelgrove Tournament

On a very hot Wednesday afternoon, the U12As travelled to Hazelgrove, where the girls worked so hard and played some brilliant hockey throughout the whole tournament. In the first game, the newly assigned goalie, Harrie Richardson, made some great saves and prevented Hazelgrove from scoring. The girls grew in confidence each game as they got used to playing as a team, with great passing and attacking hockey on show. A special mention must go to Molly Landau for scoring all five goals, her pace and ability to intercept make her a formidable attacker. Jaime Page, Bella Salmons and Sophie Austin also worked tirelessly and put themselves in great positons making them a threat to the opposition. Jemima Rundell worked hard and ran continuously in mid-field, tackling non-stop and making some great attacking runs. Julia Louw and Beckie Stacey worked excellently together in defence, making some vital tackles and clearing balls with accuracy. Julia demonstrated amazing reactions and stick skills to clear one particular shot on goal from Queen’s! It was obviously brilliant that the girls won, but their positive attitude, team-spirit and work ethic made their coach very proud - well done girls!


U11A at the King’s Bruton Tournament

On a baking hot September day the U11 girls played some determined and incisive hockey. They won their group beating Tockington 1-0, The Downs 1-0, Taunton ‘B’ 5-0 and Salisbury Cathedral 1-0 and drawing 0-0 in a very close game with Hazelgrove. Through to the semis and, camping out in their defensive D, they beat Millfield 1-0 seeing us through to the finals to meet with Hazelgrove once more. They were without doubt the toughest competition of the day, however through hard work and determination the girls took the final decisively 3-0 to become worthy champions. Congratulations to the squad of Flo Delafield Cook, Harriet Wrelton, Eleanor Renville, Elise Roberts, Emily Ogle, Peyton Broke-Smith, Hettie Chippendale, Lexie Wallace and Sophie Flatt. A big thank you to the parents who came to support and to Mrs Hands and the U13s who came to cheer and support in our final couple of games.


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