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Fantastic Season for King's Hockey Teams

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This term our hockey players have been working hard and continuously improving. We have fielded ten different teams this season, played 103 matches, won or drawn 48 matches and lost 55. This ratio demonstrates our challenging yet productive fixture programme.

Amongst the seniors, we had enough players to field five squads, all of which had fixtures. The 1s had a great season and are still in the National Schools Competition, having progressed to the fourth round. The 2s improved significantly throughout the season, culminating in an impressive final game against Kingswood.

The 3s had a steady season, in which they played in great spirit. The 4s squad allowed Mr Llewellyn to produce two squads, forming the 5s. This created an environment in which inexperienced players could flourish.

The juniors also had an exciting season. Statistically the U15A were the most successful team, with the highest win ratio. However, the Bs had an equally positive season, gradually improving and achieving an outstanding 10 -0 win over Wellington School.

The U14A made it through to the regional preliminary rounds of the National Schools Competition. This was, in part, down to their persistence in training. Meanwhile, the Bs who, although inexperienced, notched up fantastic wins against Wellington and Queen’s. They also participated in the Tier 3 National Schools Competition.

Highlights of the year include Eliza Chippendale, Katie Beale, Rosie Taysom, Martha Lawford, Lizzie Chetwode and Maddie Jones’ selection into the England Hockey Performance Centre, as well as a hockey tour to Barcelona, which saw pupils develop their gameplay through fixtures against local Spanish teams.

In the final Hockey Awards, the U14A won Team of the Season; Anastasia Woodard won Captain of the Season; Beth Barzotelli won Players’ Player; and Eliza Chippendale won Coaches’ Player.

Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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