CONGRATULATIONS to our U14A Hockey girls, who did themselves and the school proud at the England Hockey Eastern Regional Finals on November 25th!

The girls narrowly missed out on qualifying for the U14 Tier 2 National Finals on goal difference, and wow did they put in an outstanding team performance.

Chanre Bond, Head of Girls’ Games at King’s Ely Senior, said: “The U14A girls progressed to the Regional Finals, held at Bedford Hockey Club, after winning the Cambridgeshire Tournament and coming second in the Preliminary Regionals Round.

“Their first game in the Regional Finals was against Bedford Girls’ School, where they started really well but didn’t capitalise on the chances they had. In the second game, the girls faced Norwich High School GDST, which ended in a 0-0 draw. They created chances but could not convert.

“In the final game against Forest School (who the girls had previously lost to), they put in their best all-round display of the day. Both teams created scoring opportunities but in defence Emma made two top draw saves to keep us in the game. Towards the end of the first half, Steph converted a penalty corner with a straight strike from the top of the circle. Determined defending in the second half enabled the girls to retain the lead and win the game.

“At the end of the day, Bedford, Forest and King’s all finished with 4 points and Norwich finished with 3 points. The winner therefore had to be decided in goal difference and King’s narrowly missed out on qualifying for the National Finals. Full credit must be given to the girls for their outstanding team performance throughout the day.”

Huge well done girls and good luck in the National Finals Bedford Girls’ School!

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