Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Northumberland County Schools Hockey Tournament

Northumberland County Schools Hockey Tournament

U18 Senior Girls Hockey win the Northumberland County Schools Hockey Tournament for the 2nd Year running, beating Newcastle High School for Girls 2- 0 in the final! 

We started the tournament, drawing with KEVI Morpeth in our first game, then came to life in the second with a 5 -0 victory against Duchess Alnwick.  Unfortunately, complacency set in with a 1-0 defeat against Dame Allan's in our final pool match, so we were nervously waiting for the result between KEVI and Duchess to go in our favour, which it did and we got through to the semi-finals.  We played a good game against Kings Priory, winning 2 -0, and then meet Newcastle High School for Girls in the final; the final was a good contest but by this stage we had managed to find our competitive edge and our goal scoring attitude.  I was really pleased with the resilience and learning throughout the competition the girls showed good mental strength to deal with all the ups and downs tournament hockey can throw at you.  A special mention to Lauren Ives who stepped in as goalkeeper and only conceded 1 goal for the whole tournament.

Goal Scorers include:

Maddie Woodburn
Lia Tadmoor
Imogen Parker
Jill Dickinson
Octavia Hargrove