RGS Hockey Success Continues
Friday 2 February saw the U12 Girls’ A team visiting St George’s to play in the Surrey Cup competition. They played six games and came out undefeated, scored 25 goals and conceding only one, leaving them with a convincing first place. They now go to the South Round on 12 March at Woking Hockey Club to represent Surrey.
The U13s are through to the national Finals of the Independent Schools’ Hockey Cup (ISHC) following a 2-0 home win against Abbotsholme from Staffordshire. This is the first time that an RGS team has progressed so far in the competition, an amazing achievement!
In the same competition, the U15s are through to the last four teams having beaten Leeds Grammar School 5-0 in a brilliant home game at RGS Hartswood.
Wed 31 Jan saw the Girls U13B team playing the Surrey Plate competition held at Hartswood. There were 10 teams involved and RGS won all of their matches apart from one, taking them into the Semi-Final. They finished the day in 3rd place, winning the bronze medals for their efforts.
RGS boys Hockey teams, not to be outdone by the girls, have have had some brilliant results…
The U13 Boys faced Whitgift in the ISHC 2nd round. In a very close match RGS took the lead 2-0 in the first half before Whitgift came back close to the final whistle, stealing a 3-2 win.
The U15s progressed to the 2nd round of the ISHC having beating Royal Russell. They then came up against Reeds away in a hard physical game. RGS took the lead but unfortunately Reeds then won the game 4-1.
The U14s and U16s Surrey Cup competitions were held in the last week of January. Both teams drew tough competition in the form of Cranleigh and RGS Guildford. RGS battled admirably and played some excellent hockey but unfortunately could not pull off the wins needed to get out of the group stages.
Finally, at the end of January the U18 Boys played in the England Hockey Cup competition 2nd round match against King Edward VI Southampton at home in a game with plenty of action. Despite a brave effort a win wasn’t on the cards meaning RGS moved into the Plate section of the competition. They played Dulwich away on Wednesday and came away with a win.
Congratulations to all RGS players on some brilliant play.