U13 Island Inter-Schools Tournament
On Monday 5th November the Under 13's were victorious at the Island inter schools Hockey tournament. They won four out of five matches and had a no score draw against their toughest opponents Castle Rushen. The tournament was therefore decided on goal difference and having conceded none and scoring sixteen goals, KWC retained the shield and came home winners. Izzy C (left wing) was named joint player of the tournament. There were also outstanding performances from Sarah L (right wing) and Martha B (centre forward) who was our top scorer of the day scoring eight goals.
U14 National Schools Hockey Championship: North Semi Final
The U14 hockey team from King William's College travelled to Manchester on the 6th November to compete in the North Semi Final of the National Schools Hockey Championship. The group stage saw them take on the semi-finalists from Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire: Manchester School for Girls and Hill House respectively. A strong start against Manchester School for Girls allowed KWC to take an early 2-0 lead, with both goals scored by Florence B. However, Manchester drew level over the course of the match, and with two minutes to go, the score stood at 2-2. In a nail-biting finish, Florence completed her hat-trick and we clinched the game 3-2. Going into the Hill House match with renewed confidence, KWC were able to show the strength and depth of our talent, with excellent performances from all players and a very decisive 6-0 win. The goals were scored by Martha B (2), Florence B, Sienna D, Amelia D and Joanna B. KWC finished top of the group and progressed to the final round of the day, facing Sedburgh School for a place in the National Finals later this month. The better team from start to finish, KWC dominated play and created numerous attacking opportunities, however, fatigue was setting in and the girls were unable to convert these into goals. The match finished 0-0 and so we moved to penalty flicks to decide the outcome. Some gutsy flick taking from both sides again ended in a draw, with four goals apiece (our penalties were scored by Sienna D, Ella P, Florence B and Lily E). Sudden death penalties were the final decider, and Sedburgh took the victory with a final score of 4-5. It was an understandably disappointing end to the day for the team, but the girls can be extremely proud of how they played and conducted themselves, and there are many positives to take away from this experience, as well as great potential for a continued high standard of hockey at KWC over the coming years.