Knole Park Juniors win Gold!
Josefina Hippe and Summer Knight-Thompson won Gold for the South of England (Saxon Tigers) U15 team over the weekend at the England Hockey Futures Cup. Josefina starred for the Saxon Tigers as she played exceptionally well and was named as the Player of the Tournament!
Over the four day competition the team beat Wales U15s 6-0, before dispatching the North of England 8-1. Summer scored in the second match after a great run by Josefina. In the Final the girls faced Scotland where they ran out 2-0 winners to lift the trophy.
Elsewhere at the Futures Cup, Jessica Lewis and Pascale Pottier also played for the South of England’s Saxon Tigers. In the U17 competition the girls were very unfortunate not to make the final and by a twist of “goals for” they ended up in the 5th/6th Place playoff. The girls beat the Midlands 2-0 to claim 5th.
Elen Nicholls was also playing in the U17 Competition for Wales. They smashed their way to the Final where they faced the West of England. In a very close final it finished 1-1, with the West prevailing on penalties. Elen was awarded a silver medal which was the highest the Wales U17s had ever finished in the competition!
Many congratulations to all the girls that played!