Bronze joy for Libby

PUBLISHED: 11:06 12 April 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010

Libby Sherriff

Libby Sherriff

WYDDIAL youngster Libby Sherriff led England s under-16 hockey side to a bronze medal in the Four Nations Invitational Tournament. The 15-year-old, pictured below, described England s success as a step in the right direction . She added: Last year we

WYDDIAL youngster Libby Sherriff led England's under-16 hockey side to a bronze medal in the Four Nations Invitational Tournament.

The 15-year-old, pictured below, described England's success as "a step in the right direction".

She added: "Last year we finished bottom of the group, so our aim was to improve on that - and we did. At our age it's all about development and I think we have all learned a lot.

"It was a tough competition and after taking a while to settle, we came very close. We drew two matches that we could have won and as a result were unlucky not to get to the final."

Playing in Barcelona over the Easter weekend, England drew 3-3 with Spain and 2-2 with Germany.

They also lost to eventual winners Holland 4-1. However, they did claim third spot with a 2-0 play-off win against Spain on Monday, with Libby scoring the opening goal.

Libby said: "Beating Spain to win bronze was brilliant, it was a really good game.

"Overall it was a great weekend and being captain made it even more of a fantastic experience.


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