NTU Women’s Hockey become National Champions
National success for NTU Women's Hockey
Nottingham Trent University Women’s hockey Team became Tier 3 National Champions this weekend, with a thrilling shootout win.
They took the lead through Caro Hulme with a stunning flick from Alice Woollatt, then doubling the lead in the second half. Oxted fought back in the second half eventually scoring an equaliser with 5 minutes to go, to force the game to a shootout. Caro Hulme and Jess Hibell held their nerve in the shootout to get NTU over the line.
Mark Wadsley, Squad Performance Coach commented:
"I'm really pleased for the girls, and they should be really proud to win a first national title for the club. They have shown great focus and commitment during these difficult times. It has been a real team effort through the cup campaign. We are also thankful to England Hockey for continuing to run the competition and organising a very well run finals competition on Sunday."
In previous rounds NTU had almost scored goals for fun, with 11 against Nuneaton and 9 vs Burton. NTU Women’s Hockey had a tough local derby in the quarter finals beating The University of Nottingham in a shootout, before beating Ashbourne 3-0 in the semi-final.
This is the first time NTU Women's Hockey have entered a national competition and we are delighted that the team have brought home the silverware.