WELLINGTON School’s 1st XI became hockey champions back in 2001, winning the Sherborne tournament with victory over Taunton School in the final round.

Pictured, from left to right, are: back row - Faith Gritten, Caty Harrall, Emily Smith, Belinda Harris, Caroline Norris; middle - Laura Fergusson, Lucy McCann, Nicola Miller (captain), Rebecca Towl; front - Keziah Trump, Danielle Kenny, Harriet Chapman.

The school’s Under-16 girls team also enjoyed success, winning the county tournament at Millfield - beating Queen’s College in the final.

The next week saw them represent Somerset in the Western Counties Championship, held at Clifton College in Bristol.

Competing against teams from Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hereford and Wiltshire, the Wellington School team played well but just failed to get through to the national finals.