U11 Girls’ Hockey IAPS Qualifier, Repton (A), 10.00am

Team: U11A Girls Hockey

Venue: Away @ Repton - DE65 6FH

Date: Friday 15th October

Coaches: Mr Pickering & Mr Mayhew


Change: Arrive at school changed

Lunch Time: Packed Lunch provided

Meet: 6.45am

Depart: 7.00 am

First Game/Start: 10:00 am

Estimated Return /Finish Time: 6.00 pm approx.

Team: Amelia F (Captain), Florence L (Vice-Captain), Mahreen H, Charlotte T (GK), Sophie T, Angelina B, Millie B, Jemima S


Pack red bags on Thursday. This must include a full set of clean blue games kit, hooded sweatshirt, full tracksuit, skins, shin pads, mouthguard, stick, astros/trainers. Friday 6.45am - Meet in dining hall, hot take away breakfast provided for all players (Front of school if not boarding). Spectators welcome - Please refer to programme for further information.

Match Report:

Result: Finished 4th

The Under 11 team made the long trip to Repton to play in the regional qualifiers. There should have been four teams in our group but Witham Hall had dropped out. Our first match was against Stamford School. It was clear that both teams were nervous, playing in a big tournament with lots of spectators. However, we were the more composed and scored the only goal of the game to win 1-0. We then had a long wait until our second game, against Repton School. Repton started strongly and were 2-0 up at half time. In the second half we played much better and scored early on and were unlucky not to draw level. We lost 2-1 and came second in the group; this meant that we went into the main cup quarter final against the winner of another group, the Grammar School at Leeds. Leeds Grammar are one of the biggest independent schools in the country, so this was no easy task, however we dominated the game and had numerous chances to score, in the end we won 1-0 and progressed to the semi final!

Our opponents were a very strong Ratcliffe College team that had won their previous game 6-0. The girls played their heart out, defending superbly and even had a couple of opportunities to score. In the end Ratcliffe scored a scrapy goal and were clearly relieved to get through (they then won the final!). We then had the 3rd/4th place match, again against Repton school. Again it was a close game but we ended up losing 1-0 to finish 4th out of the 16 teams that entered the competition. All the girls should be proud of their efforts, from Charlotte in goal, Sophie and  Mahreen in defence to Amelia, Millie, Jemima and Florence in midfield through to Angelina at centre forward. They were justified in their claim that they deserved an ice cream!