Gold Medal in the UK School Games for Ciara

Hockey Gold MedalHockey Gold MedalCiara Branagan has followed in the footsteps of the GB Ladies Hockey Team at the Olympics by winning a gold medal in the UK Schools Games, on September 1st-4th.

The Upper Sixth pupil and 1st XI forward plays for East Grinstead Hockey Club. She was representing one of three England Under-17 hockey teams and her team, England Red, were victorious, Ciara also scoring a great goal in one of the earlier matches.

The Schools Games, held at Loughborough University, are an intense four-day multi-sport competition, modelled on the Olympic Games, with sports including athletics, swimming, cycling and gymnastics for the very best athletes in the United Kingdom.
Ciara’s triumph was the culmination of a nine-month programme of training and trials.