Over the past two weeks, the boys' Under 11 and Under 13 teams have had the chance to play in the IAPS and County tournaments.
The Under 11 team travelled to Haileybury and after a slow start played very well to draw two matches and narrowly lose two. They showed good skill throughout the day, but despite creating a number of chances, could not convert these in to goals. The two draws in matches where the boys dominated meant that they did not progress to the final stages. However, much was learnt and with the team being very young they will have benefited greatly from the experience.
The Under 13’s started their tournaments with the County Tournament and with two close losses and a very good win against St Albans they progressed to the semi finals. They were then given a lesson on how to play hockey by Bishop's Stortford College, who reach the Nationals on a regular basis. To finish equal third in the county was an excellent reward for the hard work and enthusiasm that the boys have put in to the limited training they have had.
On Monday, the team travelled to Tonbridge for the IAPS tournament and matched all the teams that they played but did not have the luck in front of goal that is required. Two close losses and a convincing win against Dulwich took the team to the quarter finals of the plate and it was only the width of a foot that kept them from pushing for a place in the semis!
Both teams can feel proud of what they have achieved, playing against schools who play hockey throughout the term.
Mr C Schanschieff