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Girls’ Hockey Season in Full Flow

Posted: 16th October 2018 | Category: Sports

Girls’ Hockey Season in Full Flow

Half term arrives with a pleasing statistic. Every girl has been selected to play as part of an A, B or C team representing Skippers Hill in hockey matches, if not every week, then for all but one so far this term.

The U13A team have taken part in two big tournaments to date, IAPS and Worth, with the EGHA tournament still on the horizon. 

The U11A team returned from the IAPS tournament with their plate medals and still have the challenge of defending our Bellvue hockey trophy next term for the third year running.

The U10A team took part in the, very well-attended and competitive, Rose Hill tournament with 'all guns blazing' while our U9 and U8 teams are also developing at a cracking rate. Having played every week in some very productive training style fixtures, they have mostly come out on top while demonstrating some impressive skills.

Regularly playing the A, B and C teams, despite facing some much bigger schools, has been a step forward for Skippers this year. Naturally, although the scoreline does not always go our way, we are not only holding our own but producing some satisfying wins and close results in all age groups. If results are also judged on improvement, skill development, strength and determination, which at Skippers, we firmly believe they are, then Skippers is winning every week under the fantastic, focused and enthusiastic ‘Minister/Barden’ coaching duo. The girls have worked exceptionally hard in lessons, club and matches to raise their game and chase those results!

With the netball season slipping into view, we have already been preparing. We have kept a small trickle of netball training running through the term alongside hockey. Three members of staff have been on umpiring courses and Holly Barnett, with her experience in netball coaching, will become part of the coaching team next term. We are confident that this year is going to produce some exciting results for our talented year groups across the board.

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