25th February 2020 — Over Long Leave the junior England hockey teams all played a series of Tests against Ireland, with the School being represented in each of the age groups.
Ben G and Will P made their debuts for the England Under 16 Boys’ who had three victories: 4 – 1, 3 – 0 and 2 – 1. Ben kept a clean sheet whilst he was on, with Will netting a couple of goals. Siena K represented the Under 16 Girls’ for the second year running, and was an integral part of the defence that didn’t concede a goal in the first two encounters, with England winning 5 – 0 and 2 – 0.
In the Under 18s, Rosie H played for the Girls’ as they drew 2 – 2, then won 2 – 1 and 8 – 2. Rosie scored her first goal for England from a short corner. Olly W represented the Under 18 Boys’ for the first time, and scored his first goal for England as they won the first two games 3 – 1 and 4 – 2 before drawing 2 – 2 in the final game.
The next set of matches take place over Easter. We look forward to seeing the players develop their international experience.