Ranby rack up the wins at county competition

Ella O'Reilly is pictured receiving her winners' pennant from Worksop College Deputy Headmaster Jonathan Anderson.
Ella O'Reilly is pictured receiving her winners' pennant from Worksop College Deputy Headmaster Jonathan Anderson.
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Ranby House girls hockey team completed a clean sweep over their Notts rivals at the annual Under 13 In2Hockey Tournament.

Hosted by Worksop College on newly resurfaced astro tuf pitches, the tournament saw Ranby House, the prep school for the college, fielding both boys and girls teams.

Six Notts schools did battle, but some outstanding hockey from the girls’ team resulted in a clean sweep of victories.

They racked up impressive statistics of 22 goals scored, none conceded.

Ella O’Reilly, Ranby captain, was responsible for 17 of those goals.

The youngster will now lead her team as county champions to the next stage of the tournament in March.

Despite some strong performances, the boys’ side lost to eventual county champions, Grosvenor School.

A delighted Under 13 hockey coach, Jeremy Foulds, paid tribute to all the Ranby players for their efforts on the astro turf.

He said: “Both teams played with great competitive spirit and sportsmanship and I am especially proud of the girls and their new title as county champions.”

“Ella and her team deserve to do well in the next round of the competition and we will be training hard to get the result we are hoping for.”

The College boasts a proud tradition in the sport of hockey.

A host of former pupils going on to achieve excellence at a high level.

Two Old Worksopians have played for the England senior international team, while there is a former student in the Under 21 set-up, one captains the German Womens Under 21 team and current pupils are coming through the international youth system.