On Friday 9th March, two teams of U13 Girls’ represented KLB in the National Schools IN2Hockey County Championships, at Dean Close School. The U13B team mainly consisted of pupils who specialised in other sports, but still managed to finish inside the top 10 in the County. A superb result, which really highlights the depth of talent within the year group. The U13A team took the tournament by storm, demonstrating their sheer determination, strength and outstanding teamwork.
The U13A results were as follows:
- KLB 3-0 St. Edwards
- KLB 2-0 The King’s School
- KLB 2-0 St. Peters
- KLB 3-2 Dean Close
- Semi Final: KLB 3-1 Cheltenham Ladies College
- Final: KLB 5-0 Dean Close
After each game, each player grew from strength to strength. They listened and learnt from any areas of development that were highlighted from the previous matches. The deciding game, prior to the semi-final was a fiercely competitive match. Both teams were competing for the top spot in the group. At one point Dean close gained the lead but KLB rose to the occasion and were able to find a winning strike. This highlighted the mental strength and belief within the team, as regardless of the pressure of the match, they worked exceptionally hard in gaining a one point lead to qualify as winners of group one. The girls’ final result is testimony to their ability to apply feedback and highlights how hard they worked in their lead to victory against a very talented Dean Close team. A huge congratulations to the Girls’ who have not only shown superb talent but also excellent commitment in representing KLB in Hockey over the last two years. They truly deserved their title as ‘Girls’ IN2Hockey County Champions 2018’. The girls will now represent Gloucestershire, as the number one ranked side, in the South West Regional Finals at Millfield School.