Thursday, 15th December 2016
SCHOOL team secure a county title for the second year in a row.
EARLY opportunities for learning hockey skills have helped a school team secure a county title for the second year in a row.
Lizzie Hairsine added: "There were many lovely passages of play by the team. It was a fantastic effort and they should be extremely proud."
The girls will now represent
In the county tournament, which
Two of the girls in the team - Aimee Willey and Pippa Atherton - are boarders at the Prep School.
Aimee said: "It's great because if we have spare time at weekends and in the evening we can practise on the school AstroTurf."
Sue Seddon, who also coaches the girls, added: "We have had a couple of strong years, helped by starting hockey lower down the school. All girls get the chance to play in a skills tournament in Year 3 and by Year 4 they're playing six-a-side competitive matches followed by seven-a-side with a goalkeeper in Years 5 and 6.
"The opportunities for girls to play competitive sport at the Prep School are supported by after-school hockey and netball in both the Michaelmas and Lent terms."