FOUR hockey teams from Malmesbury School posed for a collective photo last Wednesday as the school celebrated success in a tournament.

All four teams from Years 7-10 posed with their medals and trophies after they were all crowned area champions - a record for Malmesbury School.

Headteacher Tim Gilson said: "I am delighted for our hockey teams. They train really hard and have shown huge commitment. It is really satisfying for the staff who give so much time to support our students."

Malmesbury School faced teams from Hardenhuish, Sheldon, St John's, Corsham and Lavington Schools during the tournament.

Ceri Griffiths, deputy head of PE, said: "We have had a very successful cohort of hockey players who over the past four years have been undefeated at their area tournaments and this has had a positive impact on all other students who have attended hockey club.

"Their expertise has been shared through coaching and leadership on a weekly basis which sees over 100 girls regularly turn up to hockey practice."

"This is an especially incredible achievement considering the limited facilities and lack of Astroturf pitch. The PE department are incredible proud of the girls' achievement and we are looking forward to next year’s hockey season already."

Both the Year 7 and 10 teams are undefeated this season and the Year 10 team has remained undefeated for four years.

The Year 7 captain, Ruby Beardshall, 12, said: "I'm really pleased on how well we did in the tournament. It was a great experience for all of us and I hope the victories continue.

Year 9 captain Maisie Phillips, 14, said: "All the girls are really proud of becoming Year 9 area champions."