Under 11 Boys
Our Under 11 Boys fresh from their second place at the County Championships travelled to Lee Valley full of confidence as they looked to retain their gold medal from the previous year. The boys started well with a 2-0 victory in their first game v Abercorn School, they backed up their confident performance in game one with consecutive victories against Cundall Manor (1-0) and Oakfield (3-0). The Boys finished as Group C winners with 3 wins from 3 games and 0 goals conceded.
After the morning’s pool stage the boys entered a cup competition where they would play 3 other cup teams and had to top the group to qualify for the ISA national final. The boys yet again started well with a 3-0 victory of Chafyn Grove and backed this up with excellent performances, starting with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Heywood House and 2-0 win over Crackley house. The U11s qualified for the ISA National Final for the fourth year in a row and this time against Copthill School. Despite playing extremely well in the final creating several chances and winning many penalty corners the boys just couldn’t get the ball across the line and lost an extremely close penalty shuffle competition 1-0, the only goal they conceded all day. Our U11 team were crowned ISA Silver Medalists, a fantastic achievement well done!
A really good day of hockey and some excellent performances from every single team member across the pitch and a fantastic performance across the day. Confidence remains high as we travel to Framlingham on Monday for the Under 11 IAPS competition.
Team: Archie R, Oliver B, James A, Riley B, Marcus W, Sebastian L, Ben T, Henry S, Rueben B
Under 13 Team
Our Under 13 boys began the morning with 1 draw, 1 win and 1 loss which made them second in the group. During the afternoon they also had 1 draw, 1 win and 1 loss which made them fifth overall out of 15 schools. The team had tough competition but improved throughout the day and very much enjoyed the occasion of playing on the Olympic pitch. Their highlight was meeting Hockey Legend Stephen Batchelor!
Team: Lennon T, James M, Charl M, Daniel G, Joel F, Hugo G, Louis M, Archie C, Austin K and Ethan C