A SCHOOL is celebrating after winning its third national hockey title in three years.

The U11 Girls hockey team from Cundall Manor School near Thirsk claimed the ISA National Hockey Championships at the former Olympic Hockey Stadium in London.

The pupils claimed the title following a tough 1-0 win over Essex-based, Littlegarth School in the final.

Their victory means that Cundall Manor has won three titles in three years at the prestigious tournament, with the U13 team previously claiming the top prize twice in a row.

Louise Bessey, head of girls games at Cundall Manor School, said: “It is an amazing achievement for the girls and for our school.

"To claim three national titles in as many years shows the strength in depth at the school and to compete so well on the national stage, is testament to their hard work and dedication.”

The school’s U13 team were also in action at the former Olympic stadium, trying to emulate the success of the previous two U13 teams. The team secured a bronze medal finish.