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Bancroft’s School under-18 girl’s crowned Essex champions

PUBLISHED: 16:48 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:48 25 September 2018

Bancroft�s under-18 girl�s celebrate being crowned Essex champions (Pic: Bancroft�s School)

Bancroft�s under-18 girl�s celebrate being crowned Essex champions (Pic: Bancroft�s School)

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Bancroft’s School’s under-18 girls’ hockey team have followed the example set by the school’s U16s by becoming the U18 Essex Champions last week at Redbridge Sports Centre.

It was a slow start for the Woodford Green team as they were initially down to Coopers’ Coburn; they came back, however, in the second half with a 2-1 win.

This was followed by two convincing wins against Brentwood and Forest.

The team went into their final match against Chigwell knowing that a draw would be enough to secure them the Essex title; this close game ended 1-1.

Praise Olawanle was nominated Bancroft’s player of the tournament.

Head of Girls’ Hockey at Bancroft’s, Jo Fryer Green, said: “The girls, led by Claudia and her vice-captain Millie Woods, were all brilliant.

“This is the first time for over 25 years that Bancroft’s name appears on both the U16 and U18 trophies.”

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