The Investec Schools Championships for Girls are coming up!

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The finals of the Investec Schools Championships for Girls take place this week with schools from around the country looking for success.

All of last year’s winners return to Lee Valley to defend their titles - St Georges, Weybridge the U14 champions, Repton at U16 level and Stockport Grammar, who took the U18 crown.

The Under 14s kick off the tournament on Tuesday. The eight qualifiers play in two pools of four with the pool winners playing in the final. St Georges will face a tough pool featuring Kent, Dean Close and Repton all of whom schools with a strong hockey tradition. In Pool B, Wellington, who pipped St Georges for the South title come up against Canford, Cheadle Hulme and Sevenoaks.

The U16 and U18 tournaments are played in the same format but with longer games and over two days on 9-10 March

U16 holders Repton line up in the same pool as last year’s beaten finalists St Georges and third placed Grammar School at Leeds. Kings Bruton make up the pool. In Pool C East & South champions Framlingham and Cranleigh take on Blundell's from North Devon and Wellingborough, who have qualified for the first time.

Stockport Grammar took the U18 title in memorable fashion last season and return in a pool that also includes Repton, who have won the competition in eight out of the last eleven seasons. Regular finalists Clifton and Kingston Grammar who were successful back in 2011, make up the pool. Pool F sees last year’s runners up Cranleigh line up with Culford from Suffolk, Grammar School at Leeds and Queens Taunton.

The competition is sponsored, for the first time by Investec, who have extended their support of the Women’s game to include the schools event. They will bring their support to the finals to make them an even greater experience for the participants.

For further details including the match schedule and how to buy tickets for the event in advance see http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/competitions.asp?section=319§ionTitle=Investec+Schools+Championships+for+Girls

Results will be updated during the finals and will be tweeted. Follow @englandhockey and get invovled using the hashtag #investecschools.