Pelicans’ u16 girls regional team. Back, from left: Ellie Burt, Ellie Bower, Amber Scott, Poppy Beales, Ella Scott, Aoife McGovern, Amy Thompson, Connie Wildbur. Front: Katie Ward, Georgia Snape, Molly Gromett, Rosie Booth and Lucy Lim.

HOCKEY: Pelicans u16 girls enjoyed success at the Tier Two Midlands Regional Finals of the England Hockey Championships.

They finished third, having qualified for the finals by winning their pool during the season against Leicester, Lindum, Peterborough and Wisbech.

In the finals against other pool winners, Pelicans ran eventual winners Bedford close but lost 5-3 before going down 4-1 to runners-up Olton.

Pelicans played some of their best hockey in their third match against Wisbech and won 3-1 before completing their programme with a 2-1 win against Burton.

All four of the club’s ladies teams were represented, showing the strength in depth available to the Pelicans.