Hockey: Felsted take third place at IAPS national finals

09:00 23 January 2014

The U13 team with third place medals. From left, back row: Georgina O’Connor, Olivia Snooks, Nancy Hebron, Lucy Bailes, Chloe Green.From leftm front row: Ilyd Thomas, Araminta Latham, Amber Aitken, Heléna Squibb and Eve Maclennan.

The U13 team with third place medals. From left, back row: Georgina O’Connor, Olivia Snooks, Nancy Hebron, Lucy Bailes, Chloe Green.From leftm front row: Ilyd Thomas, Araminta Latham, Amber Aitken, Heléna Squibb and Eve Maclennan.

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Felsted’s U13 girls’ hockey team travelled to Queenswood School in Hertfordshire last week in search of national glory for the second time in three months.

Back in late November, the team made the trip for the first time, only for the entire tournament to be cancelled due to some particularly dreadful weather.

However, Queenswood decided to re-host the competition, and Felsted got off to a magical start, winning their first game against rivals Haileybury, 2-0. Their early brilliance continued, as they won their next three games 4-0, against Aldenham, City of London and Chigwell respectively.

Unfortunately, the girls could not keep their incredible run going, losing to Hazelgrove and Danes Hill (2-4 and 2-6 respectively). Not to be deterred, the team rallied and won their final game 3-0 against the hosts to secure a top three finish.

Felsted coach Libby Knifton was delighted with their efforts. She said: “The girls put in a fantastic performance against some really good hockey sides, so we were absolutely ecstatic with the result! I was particularly proud of their behaviour and attitude throughout the tournament.”

This is turning out to be another stellar year for Felsted hockey, with a number of national appearances so far for the girls across the age groups. The U11 girls won the Essex competition, as did the U14s, whilst the U18s came second locally. With the boys’ hockey season just kicking off, more success could yet be on the horizon.

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