Under 14 girls' hockey squad reach final at Nationals

Last week (Tuesday 28 February), the Under 14 girls’ hockey squad at St George's College, Weybridge took part in the National Hockey finals at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Park.

Head of girls' hockey Mr Dan Shingles provided the following report on the girls' progress throughout the day.

"The tournament saw the top eight teams in the country vying to become national champions. St George’s sailed through the group stages winning two of their three matches. Goals from Anna, Amelia, Emily P and Alice ensured a smooth route through to the final, where they would play Surbiton High School. 

In the lashing rain in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd, St Georges’ more than played their part in a thrilling final, which eventually ended up with the teams deadlocked at 0-0, which meant a penalty shootout would crown the winners. 

After a nailbiting shootout, Surbiton High held their nerve and won 4-2. Although, the result was disappointing, this is a huge achievement for St George's who can proudly call themselves the second best team in the entire country and for that I know all staff and fellow students are extremely proud of all the girls involved. Congratulations also to Surbiton High for winning their first national title, a fantastic achievement."

The results:

V Cheadle Hulme - 2-0 win

V Trent College - 2-0 win

V Marlborough College - 1-1 draw

Final v Surbiton High School - 0-0 (Lost 4-2 on penalty flicks)

8 March 2017

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