Bancroft’s School under-18 girl’s crowned Essex champions
PUBLISHED: 16:48 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:48 25 September 2018
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.”