University of Sheffield hockey girls switch to footballand win national trophy and half-time presentation at Wembley FA Cup final

Sheffield University students Wockey FC won The FA People's Cup in partnership with BBC Get Inspired. Photo: Charlie Crowhurst/The FA
Sheffield University students Wockey FC won The FA People's Cup in partnership with BBC Get Inspired. Photo: Charlie Crowhurst/The FA
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A team of Sheffield University hockey players got together to win a national football trophy entered by more than 6,000 teams.

Wockey FC won The FA People’s Cup, run in partnership with BBC Get Inspired, and will receive their trophy on the Wembley pitch at half-time during the and bagged tickets to the Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 27. As tournament winners Wockey are now ranked the best amateur team in the country within the higher education girl’s category. After a thrilling 3-3 draw in the final against Nottingham Medics which saw the lead change hands three times, Wockey held their nerve to win the penalty shoot-out.

Wockey started as the Sheffield University women’s hockey team. Tara Davidson explained. “We have five women’s hockey teams at university. We all play for a range of the teams, and play football as well as hockey, so came together for the tournament.”