Under 18 North Schools Finals
The Under 18 Hockey squad has enjoyed a hugely successful run in the National Schools Hockey Competition this year. We were the only School from the North East to qualify.
Following strong performances at the previous round, the squad continued their winning streak by securing the top spot in their group at Finals, finishing undefeated and with the greatest number of goals scored.
In the Semi-finals NHSG faced St Peter’s, where both teams displayed some excellent Hockey and a strong desire to achieve the win. The end to end game was held to a 0-0 draw until the dying minutes of the game when St Peter’s narrowly secured the win, resulting in the girls coming 3rd overall in the North of England.
This is truly an incredible achievement and sets the bar high for all the upcoming Hockey players in school. This is the furthest stage any NHSG Hockey squad has reached in the National Schools Hockey Competition… so far! Well done girls, we could not be more proud!
Under 16 Regional Hockey Semi-finals
We knew it was set to be a challenging day at the North East Regional Hockey Semi-Finals as we were playing some of the best schools in the North of England. This level of Hockey was new to us, pushing us to play the best we have ever played both individually and as a team. Our task got even tougher when Cara Blight fell in the first match, fracturing her arm. As well as being a very painful injury and long recovery for Cara, it also meant we had no substitutes for the rest of the tournament!
The games were long, the weather was freezing but we worked hard all the way to the last whistle of the final game where we were pleased to come away with a great 2-0 win against Durham High.
Playing at this level was a very rewarding experience and we were happy to finish in 4th place out of six on the day. It has certainly given us something to aim for next season!
Imogen Pearson, Under 16 Hockey Captain
Under 14 Regional Semi-finals
We had a brilliant day at Leeds University for the Regional Semi-finals.
After a nervy start we beat Barnard Castle in the first game. The second of our group games was against Hull Collegiate, which we drew. This meant we went through to the Semi-finals. We faced a very hard Cundall Manor side and were unlucky to be beaten 2-0. However, the celebrations had just begun! Hard to beat milkshake cocktails…