Dean Close U16 girls are the County Hockey Champions.

The girls started the tournament, held at Dean Close earlier this week, against a very resilient Wycliffe side. Dean Close attacked well but missed several chances early on. They eventual scored through Danielle Gibson and Anne Britt Siemer and ran out 2-0 Winners. The girls’ second match was against Cheltenham College and even though the score line was only 1-0, the whole squad performed better with Jess Thomas and Izzy Fairthorne dominating the midfield.

In the third match versus Pates Grammar School the squad dominated from start to finish and, after scoring four very quick goals, they ran out 5-0 winners with Juline Hackbarth playing very well in midfield. The final match of the tournament was against Cheltenham Ladies’ College taking a strong 1-0 win with Ann Britt Siemer and Jess Thomas playing well.

Dean Close ran out as comfortable winners of the tournament having played four, won four and now qualify for the West Finals in November.