HENLEY COLLEGE’S mixed hockey team are celebrating after winning the British Colleges Cup.
The team comprised students taking a range of subjects at Henley, including Liam Sanford who was recently awarded the Sir Steven Redgrave Sports Bursary and is an athlete on the SSE’s Next Generation programme.
After winning four previous games against Colchester, Brockenhurst, Farnborough and Greenhead Colleges, the team travelled to Derby to meet South Dartmoor in the final.
The first half was challenging for the Henley side, but their strong defence only conceded one goal. The second half saw Henley fight back and despite an early second goal by Dartmoor, they made a strong push forward and dominated play, bringing the score to 3-2 at the end of the game.
Speaking after the win, Henley College hockey coach Linda Conafray said: “We have all enjoyed this experience so much. The students always give 100 per cent whenever they play and there is great team spirit.