Following on from an excellent season, our U18 indoor hockey squad took part in the National Indoor Finals for the first time in Godolphin history on Thursday.
Having breezed past the regional rounds with ease (conceding just one goal and scoring fourteen), the squad travelled to Repton School on Wednesday evening ready to face the best the country had to offer the following day. The girls performed to a high standard in their pool games playing Framlingham, Wakefield Girls High and The Grange School. 3-2 up following an Emmie hattrick in a closely-contested match against The Grange, the squad knew that a win would take them through to the semi-finals. With 30 seconds to play, it was to be heartbreak for Godolphin as The Grange snatched a late equaliser to send the squad into the 5th vs 6th-placed playoff against Dean Close School. The girls regrouped and fought hard but sadly narrowly lost. The girls finished 6th Nationally and should be hugely proud of this achievement.
Head of Hockey Miss Gordon said, ‘As coaches we are beyond proud of the girls’ achievements and their conduct throughout the season. The girls who attended ranged from Year 11 to the Upper Sixth and juggled exam revision, additional training sessions and playing in the tournament with impressive decorum. They developed over the tournament as a team, honing their indoor skills and tactical awareness. A big thank you must go to the Godolphin parents who travelled to Derby to support the girls – it was great to have them in the crowd cheering us on.’
The girls will now continue their impressive season back outdoors in the ISHC against Trent College in the quarter-finals. Congratulations once again to the squad on their fantastic achievement and for doing the school proud.