Hockey: girls progress in national championships

Hockey player

Our hockey 1st XI and U14s have both reached the north-west finals of the national schools championships, while our U16s have won the Stockport schools tournament.

National schools championships

Our 1st XI are through to the north-west final of the national schools championships after winning the Greater Manchester round.

Captained by Meghan Myers, the girls:

  • beat Cheadle Hulme 3-1 (scorers: Wolstenholme 2, Burns)
  • beat Altrincham Grammar 2-0 (L Hunt 2)
  • beat Withington 5-0 (Wolstenholme 3, L Hunt 2)
  • beat Sale Grammar 6-0 (Wolstenholme, L Hunt, Burns 4)
1st XI hockey squad

Last year’s national schools championships finalists

The north-west final takes place on Thursday 13th November, and the girls will be hoping to emulate the success of last year’s 1st XI (pictured) who went on to be crowned champions of the north and played in the national final.

U14s also progress

Our U14s have also progressed to the national schools championships north-west final after finishing second in the Greater Manchester competition.

The team, captained by Megan King:

  • beat Withington 3-0
  • beat Loreto Grammar 7-0
  • beat Cheadle Hulme 2-0
  • beat Manchester High 1-0

Despite a narrow final defeat to Altrincham Grammar, the girls did enough to qualify for the next round as runners up of the tournament.

Stockport schools U16s tournament

The U16s also added the Stockport schools U16s tournament cup to the school cabinet after they:

  • beat Bramhall High 4-0 (L Hunt 2, Wolstenholme, Daniels)
  • beat Cheadle Hulme 4-0 (L Hunt 4, Wolstenholme 2)
  • beat Marple Hall 10-0 (Wolstenholme 6, Stretton 2, Wagstaff, Dare)

Teacher in charge of hockey Miss Sharon Withington was full of praise for the girls:

The standard of hockey played by the U16s was very high, with fast pace and the confidence to pass the ball around until the opening came.

They were an absolute pleasure to watch and thoroughly deserved the trophy win.

Futures Cup and England development squad

Sarah Stretton and Lily Wolstenholme – both scorers in the school’s recent tournament successes – represented the Pennine Pumas in England Hockey’s Futures Cup during the half-term break, with Maya Gordon playing on the U18s side.

England hockey players

Holly Hunt (pictured) spent a week training with the England development squad earlier in the term following her game time with the national U21s in the summer’s EuroHockey Junior Championship.

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