Ellesmere College Pupils Contribute to Success of County Hockey Team

L-R: Emily Lewis, coach Anwen Pugh and Vivian Grudde

Two Ellesmere College pupils and their hockey coach have had much regional success during their County season. Vivian Grudde and Emily Lewis were both invited to attend Midland's trials following their outstanding performance during the Midlands U17 Hockey Tournament. Shropshire coach, Anwen Pugh, had high expectations of the girls as they exhibited a mature understanding and excellent skills within their friendly matches. Unfortunately, Shropshire Under 17's lost to Derbyshire in the semi-finals. However, further success was obtained when Vivian and Emily were invited to join Miss Pugh playing for the Shropshire Ladies at the annual Northern Counties' competition.

This competition was held last weekend and the Shropshire Ladies faced a tough challenge with matches against Cheshire, Lancashire and the Isle of Man. Having displayed cohesive and supportive unity throughout, the team reigned supreme as they obtained comfortable victories all weekend. Miss Pugh commented, 'Vivian and Emily both worked extremely hard in each match'.

The Shropshire Ladies now progress to the National County Championships on the 30th and 31st May where the team hopes to exert another fabulous performance. Miss Pugh added, 'This will be an excellent opportunity for Vivian and Emily, as well as myself. Although we all put in much effort to win the Northern Counties competition, we are also aware that the forthcoming National County Championships will be a further challenge.'

12th May 2009  Back to News