|29 Oct 2021|
On 17 October RGS Worcester hosted Hockey for Heroes, a national charity who aim to use Hockey to promote and raise funds for Help for Heroes charities. RGS Head of Hockey, Leanne Bennett is part of the Hockey for Heroes squad and sadly thier recent fundraising efforts, tours and expedition events have been affected by Covid, so this was a lovely opportunity for the squad to finally get back together, especially in thier newly sponsored STX kit.
Following the success of the RGS Alumnae game at the start of the season in which alumnae captain Sophie Thompson organised a team, Leanne contacted her again to see if she could get an ‘RGS Allstars’ team to play against the Heroes. Sophie did an excellent job of putting together a talent squad as listed below:
Kathryn Shaw GK (current pupil)
Amelia Lane (current 1st XI Hockey captain)
Sadie Hingley (current pupil)
Poppy Hobson (current pupil)
Katy Marsh (current pupil)
Ellie Nicholls (current pupil)
Alice Atkinson (current pupil)
Lottie Atkinson (alumnae 1st XI Hockey captain 2020-2021)
Sophie Thompson (alumnae 1st XI Hockey captain 2019-2020)
Ria Pedlingham (alumnae)
Rachael Howells (RGS Staff 2015-2020)
Milly Short (Ex- Kings pupils, thrilled to wear green for the day!)
The game started evenly with the experience of the Hockey for Heroes players on show to take a 2-0 lead into half time. However the athletic and determined ‘RGS Allstars’ team soon gained momentum in the second half, with goals from National League players Lottie Atkinson, Sophie Thompson and Alice Atkinson. Wales U18 player, Amelia Lane also found the net for the RGS team, and although the Hockey for Heroes squad adapted tactics and structure, the talent of the ‘RGS Allstars’ side was superior.
It was lovely to see current and alumnae players who still have a love and passion, combine together, to put some high quality Hockey on show.