An under-16s girls hockey team sponsored by regional fuels distributor WP Group has finished a credible third position nationally.
SIMPLY THE BEST: Bournemouth Hockey Under 16s Girls. Front row, from left: Alex Vaughan-Johncey, Bryony Bennett, Rachael Owers, Millie Connor, Iona Wotton, Sophie Taylor, Harriet Brown and Betty Rose. Back Row from left: Alice Rowley, Courtney Lowman, Charlotte Thornton, Emma Howard-Allen, coach Gavin Rusling, Georgie Burrows, Lauren Willows, Brodie Fairchild (Captain) and Libby Jones. Not pictured: Katie Nickless and Vicky Childs.
Bournemouth Hockey competed at the weekend in the round-robin finals against Leicester, Teddington in South-West London and Wakefield, having knocked out four sides on the way in the national cup finals.
Wakefield won for the fourth consecutive year at venue Canterbury, with Teddington in South West London as runner-up and Leicester bottom.
Bournemouth drew 2-2 against Leicester and lost 0-2 against Teddington and 1-3 against Wakefield.
David Fairchild, the managing director of WP Group, headquartered near Southampton, said: “For the Bournemouth players to have got this far in a national competition is an achievement in itself.
“They were up against exceptionally skilled, fast and powerful opponents, including a number of England players.
“The important thing is that the competition was played in an excellent spirit against highly respected clubs with long tradition.”
The team has also made it to the Hampshire Cup Final, which takes place on Hampshire Finals Day, Monday, May 2nd at Chapel Gate, Christchurch, against Southampton, having knocked out Havant and Trojans.
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