06 Jan 2017
Girls Hockey - End of Season 2016 report

1st XI

The 1st XI have had a strong season, starting with a draw against Eastbourne College proving to be the best result against them in 6 years. The girls went on to put up another great performance in the SBF tournament the following week, coming 2nd by goal difference. The team grew stronger as the season progressed, and the hard work paid off when we came out with a 1-0 win against Hurstpierpoint. Unfortunately, after a break during half term the team weakened and we conceded some unfortunate losses, but it wasn’t long before we got back on track and started getting the results we deserved again.

We ended the season on a high with two great performances against Kent College Pembury and Kings Canterbury, both resulting in a 1-1 draw. The girls have played incredible this season and the intensity has been unquestionable. With a “never give up” attitude we have put up a fight against every team no matter what the score. We ended the season with 9 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses. MVP goes to Goal Keeper, Maddie Fox and MIP goes to striker Hannah Eva. Special mentions also go out to Ana Glubb for receiving Captains Choice and being the highest goal scorer of the season. Mentions also go out to Izzy Cloke and Pip Ross for their great performances this year.

Thank you to Mr. Pohio, Mr. Hulbert and Mrs. Coleman, Mrs Burnett, Gigi, Jamie and Mr. Thompson for everything you have done for girls’ hockey and for a great season.

2nd XI

The 2nd XI have had a great season, especially the second half where they finished unbeaten. They have played 10, Won 4, Drawn 3 and Lost 3.

With a highly energetic and skilled group of Year 11’s and major appearances from a number of talented Year 12’s and Year 13’s who have moved between the 1st and 2nd’s, the team gelled from the start. Sophia Rhodes successfully captained the team for the first half term and under her sensitive leadership the team enjoyed their hockey and apart from Eastbourne, all the games were close with 2 draws and two tight losses against Brighton and Ashford’s 1st team. The highlight was just before half term with a competitive match against Hurstpierpoint, which we dominated and won convincingly.

Louisa Myrtle, who has always demonstrated great leadership skills, took over captaincy after half term and the team went from strength to strength. Erin Murphy also became a stalwart of the 2nd’s as well as Vice-Captain and her fitness and energy on the pitch was much appreciated.

MIP was awarded to Molly Nicholls. Player’s player was Ella Battson and MVP was Freya Black. However there was not one girl on the team that didn’t try her best and contribute fully to the team’s success.

3rd XI

Played 5, Won 4, Lost 1

The girls put out strong performances at Hurstpierpoint, Reigate and Sutton Valance with some fluid attacking play. They had to work a little harder to beat Duke of York in gale force winds down on the coast, but momentum from the season and some help from the 2nd XI bench got them over the line.

Special mentions should go to Ella Payne who worked tirelessly up the right hand side, Gabby Maxwell, Pip Lupton and Bella Armstrong. Most improved is definitely Iona Howells, who grew in confidence and began to look strong on the ball going forward. Player of this very short season goes to Frankie Read-Cutting, who dominated the midfield and ably supported Pip as vice-captain.

U15A

It has been a very challenging term for the U15s having lost 5 players to pastures new and the B team having to be disbanded to enable us to fulfil the A team fixtures. The team have shown real grit and determination against some very strong A teams. The changes to some fixtures enabled the girls to show their potential which allowed us to have wins against Buckswood and Duke of York, with the final game of the season against Kings a draw. The team should be commended for all their efforts this term; you have been a real pleasure to coach.

U14A

The U14A team had one of the most successful seasons of any one team winning 14 of their 21 matches including a run of 11 victories in a row and winning the Kent Cup for the first time in over a decade.

Highlights included wins against Brighton, Sevenoaks, Hurstpierpoint and Kent College.

MVP this season goes to Izzy Marshall for her outstanding stick stills and goal scoring abilities; MIP goes to Izzy Delahaye who got better and better this season in goal and special mentions go to Maisie Mileham as top goal scorer and Liv Keene for her constant work rate and intensity.

U14B

A tough season for the girls, most of the time pitched against some strong opposition. The win at Hurstpierpoint also showed the team play some exciting attacking Hockey, but our defence was also tested, with keeper Naomi making some brave saves. The girls improved steadily over the season with Flora Roberts scoring some fabulous goals. Sydney Crysell captained the team well, always offering encouragement. The player who I think deserves a special mention for a commitment to training and most improved over the season goes to Emilia Scobbie who worked incredibly hard every game in defence.

U14C

Played 3 won 1

Although the girls didn't have many fixtures, as a squad their commitment to Monday night training was impressive. Madeline Gibbs had some great matches. Special mention to Gemma Wright, who proved a worthy captain, and the most improved player over the season.