HOCKEY: SUTTON High School U16 Girls hockey team are celebrating after being crowned Cheshire champions 2006.
They secured the indoor title after seeing off the challenge of Bishop Heber, Queens of Chester and Brine Leas, of Nantwich, in the four-team final held at Christleton High School in Chester last week.
And the girls are now aiming to make it a unique double when they take part in the outdoor finals at the end of March.
Coach and head of PE at Sutton High Martine Green was delighted with her side's efforts and is now hoping they can continue to build on their achievement.
She said: 'The girls thoroughly deserve this success due to their hard work and training. They have been an absolute pleasure to coach throughout their time at Sutton High, proving that with the right coaching, commitment and hard work great things can be achieved.
'This shows what pupils at Sutton High are capable of and hopefully we can now make it a double achievement in March.
'I have been impressed by the girls' maturity and ability to play such a technical game and I hope that some of them progress to playing at a higher standard.'
Sutton began the tournament in style after outclassing Bishop Heber 5-2 then edging past Queens by 2-0.
The triumph over Queens proved to be the decisive match and Sutton were able to relax in their final game with Brine Leas, safe in the knowledge that the 1-1 draw they gained was enough to secure the title.
Sutton finished with 10 points, well clear of Bishop Heber with five, Queens on four and Brine Leas with three.
The victory marks another significant achievement for Sutton High School in terms of sporting success after the U13 girls' football team were crowned County Cup champions.
And the U16 boys' football team's are due to appear in the Cheshire cup final against Verdin High School in March.