BOWDON under-16s Hockey Club won the bronze medal at the England Hockey Club finals in Wakefied.

The team of girls booked their place in the finals after winning the North of England finals.

After games against Surbiton, Beeston and Wycombe, the team went through to a third place playoff against Reading - Alice McAuliffe-Hall scored the only goal of the game to secure the medal for Bowdon.

Team captain Bethan Lowe said: I’m very proud of the team; everyone has shown great spirit and determination.”

CoachKhalid Anis added: “They deserve their success - they proved that they are one of the best teams in England.