With significant success at county level, Girls’ Hockey has grown in confidence and stature during the Autumn term.
Led by a dynamic and dedicated 1st XI team (Hockey Captain, Megan Dossett), who have had a bounce in their step after their Summer tour to Australia, there has been no shortage of enthusiasm and desire by all involved to hold aspirations to develop their play. Strong performances don’t always generate instant success in regular matches and holding a belief in processes and standards rather than short term results has already started to pay in dividends.
The first significant achievement and marker laid down by the girls has been 100% success in landing top of the U18, U16 and U14 Hampshire County Cup Tournaments. The U13 Girls also were placed 2nd in their In2Hockey Hampshire Cup. With these competitions often progressing the girls to compete on a regional level, it brings the opportunity to play contemporaries at a higher standard and raise the bar of expectations and aspirations yet again.
The Senior team also looked to have a good chance for an Independent Schools Hockey cup run after defeating last year’s Semi-finalist – Reeds School, only to be beaten in the next round by last year’s winners Millfield School in the next round.
After a fantastic season across the board, the girls have already shown the boys how to compete with the very best in the country after showing their dominance in the area.
“To compete with the best, is to be one of the best” – this is what we are striving for.