Clitheroe woman wins hockey gold medals at Birmingham University

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CLITHEROE’S Anna Griffiths has won two major gold medals in her first year at Birmingham University.

Having graduated from Loughborough University last summer, where she played for their ladies’ hockey first team in the National EH League, Anna is now at Birmingham University studying for a Doctorate in Forensic Psychology and again playing hockey.

She is limited with the time she has to play, and usually plays in the second team, but has featured for the firsts, who dominated the BUCS League and won the top knockout kompetition, the BUCS Championship, easily defeating Loughborough University 3-0 at Sheffield.

Recently she played for the first team in the semi-final of the EH Women’s Cup, putting them in the top four women’s hockey teams in the country.

Unfortunately, they lost 2-0 but put up an excellent performance.

And earlier this month, Anna was in action again with the University seconds in the EH Second XI Cup Final against Surbiton at Cannock.

Each time the University team scored, Surbiton came straight back with a goal, so the full time score was 2-2.

Then a Golden Goal situation occured, with Birmingham scoring the winning goal.

Anna had scored the first goal of a match that was dominated by Birmingham.

She is pictured with the winners’ plate following the EH Second XI Cup Final win at Cannock (s).