Two Ipswich School hockey teams reach national finals

Two of Ipswich School’s boys’ hockey teams will be competing in the national indoor hockey finals this weekend – taking the school to the national stage once again.

The U18 boys and U16 boys both won the county indoor titles at the end of last year.  The U18 boys then came second in the region – on goal difference, while the U16 boys won the regional title, also on goal difference.

The performance of both teams was strong enough to see them through to the national finals, which delighted Ipswich School’s Head of Hockey, Alistair Addison.

Mr Addison said: “Both teams have applied themselves and have showed determination, resilience, and a passion to win. We've made a number of changes to the programme in a short period of time and it's great to see the boys developing.  Whilst making it to national finals is a great achievement, our job is only half done and we are going there to see how far we can go.”

Ben Edmondson, Ipswich School Director of Sport, added: “Ipswich School has a long tradition of reaching national hockey finals, with the U18 boys’ team playing in last year’s indoor national finals too.  A number of this year’s squad were in that team, and we hope their experience will benefit the team once again.” 

The U18 boys play first, at Whitgift School, on Friday 11 January and Saturday 12 January, with the U16 boys following at the same venue on Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January.

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