Lent Term Hockey Successes
Our boys hockey teams have had a phenomenal term, playing their usual fixtures, as well as competing in national competitions.
King’s has four senior teams (firsts, seconds, thirds and fourths), and four junior teams (U14A and B, and U15A and B). We also field an U18 and an U16 team to play in the national competitions.
Our U14A side qualified and played in the regional finals, having qualified through the county and regional preliminary rounds of the National U14 Tier 1 competition. The U16s are still competing in the England Hockey National Tier 1 Competition. We are currently at the quarter-final stage, having won games against Warminster School, Exeter School, Canford School and Millfield School. Our quarter-final was scheduled against Bromsgrove with the winner of this game goes to the national finals event. Sadly it looks like England Hockey have now cancelled the remainder of this competition.
Our U18 team are also still competing. They are taking part in the England Hockey National Tier 2 Competition (we enter this competition as you really need to play two terms of hockey to play in Tier 1). After beating King’s Bruton, Clayesmore and Taunton School, the boys made it through to the quarter-finals and were scheduled to play Kingswood again, the winner securing their place at the national finals. Sadly again it looks like England Hockey have now cancelled the remainder of this competition.
Our Director of Hockey, Clare Hayes, herself part of the England O45 squad, who was training hard for Home Nations in Edinburgh and the World Cup in South Africa, both of which have been postponed, said: “We are hugely proud of our boys hockey here at King's. They work incredibly hard and approach their training and matches with a real sense enjoyment and professionalism. They are a pleasure to work with."
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