Women’s Hockey Varsity Match Preview

16th March 2011

Captain Celia Butler’s take on NUWHC’s chances in their upcoming Varsity Hockey match…

This season has been an overall success for the team, having achieved our primary objective of staying up in the premier league and not getting relegated. Highlights of the season include beating Loughborough uni at home and Durham away in the snow. With the season finishing really early, we’ve been fortunate in having a few weeks free to prepare thoroughly for Varsity with friendlies and fitness sessions. Beating Trent won’t be easy though, especially after our humiliating defeat last year when we were set to win. They have some particularly strong players, with the likes of Sophie Robinson, who scored 4 of Trent’s five goals last year. We enter the game though with a number of players of similar calibre. People to watch are Jo Hunter in the midfield, Helen Ferguson in defence and Becky Eaton upfront. There is class and skill throughout the whole squad. Women’s hockey Varsity 2011 is set to be huge.

URN sport’s Ed Tarlton talks to Celia Butler:

Women’s Hockey takes on the Sports Quiz…