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First XI Hockey Girls In The Final Eight Of Schools National Championships

Princethorpe College’s First XI Girls Hockey team are in the final eight of England Hockey’s Tier 2 Schools National Championships.

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First XI Hockey Girls 2021-22
First XI Hockey Girls 2021-22

25th November 2021 — Princethorpe College’s First XI Girls Hockey team have qualified for the quarter-finals of England Hockey’s Tier 2 Schools National Championships.

The girls earned their well-deserved place in the final eight in a hard-fought match on their home turf against Cheltenham College on Tuesday 23 November.

Talking about the match, Team Captain, Milly Hemmings, commented “It was a very close match against a talented and determined side, but we never gave up and made the most of any opportunity we had to break through. It was a very nervous last ten minutes, but the team showed real resilience to get a well-deserved win.”

Along the way the girls have beaten Solihull School 3-1, Bablake & King Henry VIII School 4-2 and Rugby School 2-0 to get to the fourth round and their excellent 2-0 victory against Cheltenham College means they will face Blundell’s School in the quarter-finals.

The girls now have an amazing opportunity to experience the knockout stages of a national competition as they look to progress into the semi-finals. However, reaching the quarter-finals alone is a reflection of the effort, tenacity and dedication of pupils and staff over the season. We wish them every success in their next match.


Princethorpe College (Coed 11-18) is a day school in Warwickshire.

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