A Gwynedd hockey team "punched massively above their weight" to become Welsh Colleges Champions for 2018.

The Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Girls Hockey side beat Swansea's Gorseinion College 2-0 in the final of the Welsh Colleges Cup tournament at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff in November.

They won the title after beating four teams without conceding a single goal. 

As Welsh champions, they'll now go on to represent Wales in a UK-wide contest in April.

The team's coach Gwyn Parry Jones said:

The girls were seriously impressive on the day and are absolutely deserved champions.

They showed great ability, teamwork and attitude and the fact they didn't concede a single goal I think speaks volumes.

This really is an excellent team and a great bunch of players to work with.

The team beat Coleg Menai 7-0, downed Brecon 6-0 and Cross Keys 4-0 in a run of convincing victories to reach the final.

The Welsh champions will represent Wales in The British Colleges Championships in Nottingham in April.

The team is led by five talismanic players in Lowri Hughes, Niamh Gower, Cerys Studt, Mian Sion and Cari Davies, who have all represented North Wales.

Cari Davies is currently playing for Wales at senior national level, and the majority of the college team play for Pwllheli, Porthmadog and Ardudwy Hockey clubs.

This is the second time in three years that the Coleg Meirion Dwyfor team has won the Welsh Colleges Cup and have represented Wales in the British Colleges Final.

All the players will receive a Welsh Colleges Cap, which will be presented to them at the annual prize-giving ceremony in Pwllheli next summer.

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Programme Area Manager Eifion Owen said:

We're very lucky to have such a strong team representing the college and doing so well on a national level.

The hockey team should be very proud of their achievements and I wish them every success representing Wales on a UK-wide level in April.

For more information about courses at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, visit www.gllm.ac.uk/courses.