Felsted’s U13 Girls’ Hockey team travelled to
Queenswood School in Hertfordshire last week in search of national glory for
the second time in three months. Back in late November, the team made the trip
for the first time, only for the entire tournament to be cancelled due to some
particularly dreadful weather.
However, Queenswood decided to re-host the
competition, and Felsted got off to a magical start, winning their first game
against rivals Haileybury, 2-0. Their early brilliance continued, as they won
their next three games 4-0, against Aldenham, City of London and Chigwell respectively.
Unfortunately, the girls could not keep their
incredible run going, losing to Hazelgrove and Danes Hill (2-4 and 2-6
respectively). Not to be deterred, the team rallied and won their final game
3-0 against the hosts to secure a top three finish.
Felsted Coach, Libby Knifton, was delighted
with their efforts; “The girls put in a fantastic performance against some really
good hockey sides, so we were absolutely ecstatic with the result! I was particularly
proud of their behaviour
and attitude throughout the tournament.”
This is turning out to be another stellar year
for Felsted hockey, with a number of national appearances so far for the girls
across the age groups. The U11 girls won the Essex competition, as did the
U14s, whilst the U18s came 2nd locally. With the boys’ hockey season
just kicking off, more success could yet be on the horizon.
- Felsted is a leading independent, co-educational, boarding and day
school for pupils aged 4-18, based in East Anglia.
Please contact Sophy Aitken or Rob Short on 01371
822647 in the Press Office for further details.