Felsted girls secure Essex hockey crown

Felsted U14s are county hockey champions

Felsted U14s are county hockey champions - Credit: Archant

Felsted’s U14 and U16 girls showed their hockey prowess at recent Essex tournaments, with the U14 team being crowned champions and the U16 taking the runners-up title.

Felsted U16s were county runners-up

Felsted U16s were county runners-up - Credit: Archant

Only conceding two goals all day and scoring many more, the U14 girls showed their skills at Redbridge on October 16.

They beat Coopers Coburn 2-1, Forest 6-1, Chelmsford County High 3-0 and King John 9-0 in the group round, Brentwood in the semi-final 1-0 and Chigwell 1-0 in the final.

The girls qualify as Essex champions for the East Regional Tournament next month at Bedford School.

The U16’s played at Redbridge on October 7, beating Brentwood 3-0, HRS 2-0 and Chigwell 2-0 in the groups, New Hall 6-0 in the semi-finals, but they lost 2-1 to Coopers Coburn in the final.

However, as Essex runners-up, the team still qualify for the East Regional Tournament.

In addition, U16 player Alexandra Went, aged 14, has been selected by England Hockey for the HiPAC (High Performance Assessment Camps) squad.

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The camp takes place annually during October and is all about training. Young people in the U15 and U17 age groups are selected from the JRPC Cluster Days to come together and train with some of the country’s finest coaches.

As an integral step on the Single System ladder, the HIPACs aim to show players in the U15 age group that training is as important as competition and they will be taken through a number of sessions both on and off the pitch.

Went will travel to Sports Park Weetwood, Leeds for three days of training from October 26-28.