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Reaching the Nationals!

Reaching the Nationals!

With Winchester House celebrating 40 years of girls at the school it was somewhat fitting that both our U11 and U13 Girls' hockey teams made it through to the respective IAP's National Hockey tournaments.

Having finished second at their Regional Finals, losing to The Dragon penalties, the girls U13 went to Millfield School in fine form and also having not lost a normal school match this year. In what was a tough tournament the girls battled hard and made it through to the Plate Competition where they faced local rival Bilton Grange in the Quarter-Final. They dominated the match but failed to put away their chances and Bilton took the game 1-0.  

The U11 team also lost on penalties to Fairfield in their Regional Final and went to their National Final at Rugby School in good form. The team played well in the group stages and missed out on a place in the Cup competition (last 8) by virtue of a lesser goal difference by one to Foremarke Hall. The team bounced back from this disappointment to beat Lambrook in the 1/4 final of the Plate for the second time this term 1-0 but then they lost in the semi-final and the 3rd and 4th playoff to finish 12th overall.  

To have both our teams in their respective National IAP's tournament is an incredible achievement and looking back over the last two years of these tournaments Winchester House are the only school in the United Kingdom to have played in both the U11 and U13 National tournaments for two years running.  

The girls is both teams played with great courage, skill and resilience and they should the school should be very proud of their efforts.