By Kevin Boniface, Head of Hockey
On 15 November, the girls’ U16 hockey side travelled to Southampton to take part in the U16 Hampshire Trophy Tournament. The girls got off to a slow start, losing their first game to the eventual finalists, which instantly put them on the back foot in terms of progressing to the next stage.
However, they rallied well, drawing with a strong Farnborough Hill side and beating the Churcher’s and Kings’ B teams 1-0 and 2-0 respectively. The semi-final tie was a well-matched affair against Embley Park. At the final whistle, the scores were level and the game went to penalty strokes.
Despite a good save from Matilda Gellatly and some good penalties from Bedales, they were not quite good enough to match Embley, who deserved to go through to the final. An excellent showing from Bedales nevertheless, and a really good learning experience in tournament hockey for the team.