Silverware keeps rolling in for the St Cuthbert's first XI hockey team.
The squad won the Federation Cup Championship title this month on the back of taking out the Inter City and Auckland Championships.
The week-long Federation Cup was hosted in Carterton outside of Wellington from September 3 and is the top national secondary school girls' hockey tournament.
St Cuthbert's pushed out defending champions Wairarapa College in a tense 1-0 victory.
Director of sport David Ching says 16 teams contest the cup each year and the bottom four teams are knocked out of the competition.
"The girls played six games in five days, meaning recovery time was short. Teams have to use their full squad of 16 against the top 16 teams in the country - there is no ‘easy' game. To get to the semifinal the girls had to finish in the top two in their four-team pool, a goal for our girls. St Cuthbert's surpassed that goal winning all of their pool games, finishing on top."
The second XI hockey team, coached by Black Stick Samantha Charlton, placed third in the second XI tournament in Wellington this month.
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