Framlingham College bounces back to win bronze
Framlingham College’s status as one of the leading educational establishments for hockey was further enhanced by their Under-18 Girls team earlier this month.
After successfully negotiating their way through the qualifiers, the Framlingham team headed for London’s Olympic Park to represent the East of England at the Investec National Hockey finals.
The youngsters actually made a slow start to the tournament and were punished with a defeat at the hands of eventual champions Repton School.
However, they responded in positive fashion by posting back-to-back 1-0 wins over Dean Close and Stockport Grammar School.
Those victories secured a spot in the bronze-medal match alongside Trent College, with Framlingham winning through 2-1 to nail down their status as the country’s third best team at their age group.
The College’s senior deputy and former Olympian, Susan Wessels, said: “The girls played exceptionally well to beat a strong Trent College team 2-1 to win the bronze medal.
“This is a remarkable achievement and the College is very proud of the girls.”
Meanwhile, headmaster Paul Taylor added: “I am so pleased for these girls, and for their coach, Jamie Kingstone.
“They have worked so hard and fully deserve this achievement.”
Framlingham have now had teams at the National Finals in each of the last four years at varying age levels.