The Year 8 hockey team recently qualified for the Somerset School Games Hockey final tournament, which took place at Millfield school.
The team played 6 qualifying games in the tournament against The Blue School, The Castle, Danesfield, Haygrove, Chiltern Trinity and Holyrood. The team started strongly in their first game, playing in steady rain. An early goal from Jemima settled the team into their game; a further quick goal followed after some lovely interplay including Charli and Sophie.
The players quickly got into their stride in the second and third matches, scoring 5 goals in each game. Jemima got her name on the score sheet again, together with Charli and Sophie. Some great work in defence by Scarlett (in goal) alongside Chloe and Freya meant the opposition were unable to score.
With 3 matches remaining the whole squad still had plenty of time left to play. Roxie made some excellent tackles to keep the opposition at bay and Tash, Beau and Jess played some great hockey, to the frustration of the opposition. The Year 8 girls remained unbeaten until playing their last group game, loosing in a closely fought match.
The squad then played against the Blue School in a 2nd vs 4th place play off. Sophie found the back of the goal to give Hugh Sexeys the win to make the final.
In the final, despite playing some lovely hockey, they were outplayed by the opposition. However the girls were Somerset School Games Runners Up for 2019 - a fantastic result against some much larger schools.
Well done girls!