The U14 Girls hockey team had a very early start on Tuesday as they travelled to represent Norfolk in the Eastern Region Championships, and attempt to qualify for the National Finals.
The side had been drawn in what could only be described on paper, as the ‘group of death’; facing Kent College, Felsted and Queenswood school.
After a slow start against Kent in the opening game, Norwich grew in confidence but lost the match 1-0. The side followed this up with two excellent performances against Queenswood and Felsted to finish second in the group, setting up a clash against Framlingham (who had won all their games comfortably in the group stage) to reach the finals day.
The girls played their best hockey of the season over the tournament, which was excellent to see, and in the final game were able to match Fram throughout with some gritty defending and good attacking hockey and the game ended 1-1. In the end, only sudden death penalty flicks were able to separate the sides, with Fram coming out on top.
A very pleasing set of performances that showcased the improvements made by all the group; they should be very proud of what they have achieved thus far and I am sure they will continue to work hard over the remainder of the term to continue to develop and improve.
Mr J Cowan
Director of Sport