Framlingham College girls’ hockey teams have achieved a sensational feat in recent weeks becoming Suffolk Champions at every age group available (U11, U13, U14, U16 and U18), confirming their position as one of the dominant forces in schools’ hockey.
This remarkable achievement is no flash in the pan. The U11 and U13 teams have won 4 trophies in the last 3 years, whilst a further 8 trophies have been won at U14 to U18 age groups over the same length of time. The girls have also added to their haul indoors, winning an U16 and U18 county title. Last season, Framlingham girls were East of England champions at U16 level both indoor and out.
These achievements are in addition to the fact that Framlingham has three current England Internationals, Abby Gooderham (U18) represented her country at the European Cup and Rose Winter and Molly Redgrove who both represented the U16 team in international matches this Summer. A further 8 girls and 2 boys have been selected for the England Hockey Futures Cup and HiPAC (High Performance Assessment Centre) squads.
The Under 11 girls will now go on to represent the East of England at the IAPS National Finals and the older girls hope to add to these achievements and reach the National Finals at the Olympic stadium for a fourth consecutive year.
Framlingham College Headmaster, Paul Taylor added, ‘We are so proud of all the girls and staff involved. This is an exceptional achievement – perhaps unprecedented – and bears testimony to the quality of coaching led by our Head of hockey, Jamie Kingstone, and the hard work and commitment of all involved’.