Sport at KES

Under 15 Hockey Team 2012

Under 15 Hockey Results:

V Portsmouth Grammar School (KES win 1-0)

V KES 2nd XI (KES Under 15 win 4-1)

V Pangbourne College (KES win 5-0)

V HCS (KES win 3-1)

V Bryanston School (KES win 4-1).

V St Georges College (KES won 3-1).

V Kings School (KES won 2-0).

V Canford (Drew 2-2).

V Churchers College (KES won 5-1).

V Seaford College (KES won 8-0).

V Dauntseys (Drew 0-0).

Under 15 Regional Tournament

The U15 team went to Surbiton Hockey Club for the South U15 School Girls' Hockey Championships 2012. They faced Schools from Bucks, London and Surrey. In their pool matches they were strong and confident, securing victories over JAGS (London), Tiffin’s Girl’s School (London) and Burgess Hill School (Sussex) . Against Eastbourne College (Sussex) they came away with a draw, but this was an exciting game that showed the strength of both teams.

Their unbeaten performance guaranteed them a place in the semi-final, where they adeptly defeated Beaconsfield High School with a 3-0 victory, and we knew we would again face Eastbourne College in the final.

Described by the organisers as the best game of the tournament, the final was fast-paced and exciting with both teams having opportunities to score. In the last 5 minutes we conceded the only goal of the game and were unable to reply in the given time. The U15 team have had an incredible season and they deserve to be named the runners-up of the Invitational South Hockey Tournament.

This tournament comes at the end of an unbeaten season with only two draws. They have played some beautiful hockey and have been totally committed to their game and to the team. It is so exciting to think that we have such strength in the Upper School to come through to Senior Level next year, not just in terms of their skill on the pitch, but because of their unstinting desire to improve and to compete. They truly are one team, not merely a group of individuals with a common goal.