Girls Schools Finals

This week sees the finals of the National Schools Championships for Girls sponsored by Man at Cannock Hockey Club. The U14 finals take place on Wednesday 29 February and the U16 and U18 finals on Thursday and Friday, 1-2 March.

Last season’s U18 Champions Kingston Grammar School and  U16 champions Wakefield Girls High School both return to defend their titles. Kingston ended Repton’s six year reign in the competition in 2011 but Repton gained revenge in a narrow 5-4 win in the indoor finals in January so their rivalry looks set to continue. In the U16 competition Wakefield will be hard pressed to emulate their feat last season of winning the title without conceding a goal. The U14 winners in 2011 were Repton but they failed to qualify for the final stages with Trent College and Malvern College taking the two places available to Midlands teams.

All the competitions feature two pools of four teams with the winning teams in each pool  playing in the final and runners up in the bronze medal game. Each of the five Regional winners qualified directly for the finals along with the runners-up from the respective Regions of last year’s winners. The other four Regional runners-up met in two play-off games with the winners of those games making it through to Cannock.

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