HOCKEY: U13 boys take the bronze in national finals

Our U13 boys’ hockey team has become the latest King’s team to win a national medal. 

On May 6, the North West champions travelled to the Nottingham Hockey Centre to take part in the In2Hockey Championship Finals. 

Facing regional champions from other parts of the country, King’s took on Kingston Grammar School, Gresham’s and Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School in a competitive group.

Finishing second in their group, the boys went on to play Yarm School to take third place in a closely fought play off. 

With the score level at 3-3 after normal time, the boys faced a nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out. Playing with confidence, King’s went on to win 2-1 on penalties, claiming the bronze and returning to school as the third best team nationally. 

Director of Hockey, Mr Egerton, praised the boys for their performance. 

He said: “This is a well-deserved result for a team who have worked hard all season. 

“This bronze medal comes just a few weeks after achieving fourth place in the Independent Schools Hockey Cup, ending the season on a real high. 

“I am really excited about what the future holds for this group of players and am looking forward to them playing 11-a-side when they become U14s next year.”