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Meet Witney women, one of English hockey’s smallest National League teams

'Little' Witney’s women’s 1st team’s meteoric rise up the leagues has seen multiple promotions in recent seasons

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Jamie Jubert
Jamie Jubert
Worked as a regional journalist for the past three years, having previously reported on rugby and cricket.

Nestled close to Oxford lies the leafy town of Witney, whose women’s hockey first team has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the league tables in recent times with a spate of promotions. 

Earlier this year, they secured the National League Vitality Conference West title at the first attempt, adding only one new player to the group that clinched promotion from the South Women’s Premier League the previous campaign. 

Competing as the smallest team in the English National League’s second tier is something all at Witney are incredibly proud of, but the journey has not been all plain sailing.  

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