U13 Boys’ IAPS Hockey Qualifier, St Faith’s (A)

Team: U13 Boys Hockey

Venue: Cambridge University Sports Ground, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EQ

Date: Friday 8th February 2019

Coach: Mr Goodhand

Breakfast: 7.00am

Depart School: 7.15am

Start Time: 10.30am

(Our start 10.50am)

Finish Time: 4.00pm

Approximate Return Time: 7.00-7.30pm

Jack C (C)
Lorenzo F (GK)
William H
Jake W
Louis C
Toby A
Henry B
George P
Charlie H
Ben McC

Notes: Pack red games bag Thursday and arrive changed Friday morning in full match kit with hoody. Essential -water bottle, full tracksuit, St Hugh’s beanie, gloves, skins… (layers…you can't put it on if you don't have it!). Packed lunch and snacks provided but you may bring more.

Please click here to download the day's programme.

Report

The final fixtures of the week were at the IAPs regional tournament at Cambridge.  After an early start leaving St. Hugh's at 7.20 we arrived 3 hours later in Cambridge at the fantastic university facilities.  Our first game was against Orwell Park School near Ipswich.  They scored on 3 minutes in the 1st half and then 3 and 6 minutes in the second half with them running out 3-0 winners; they were the eventual winners of our group.  Our second game was against St John's College School from Cambridge. This game finished early as our goalkeeper Lorenzo F took a ball to just above the knee with us trailing 2-0.

Our 3rd game of the morning was against Framlingham College Prep School, the eventual runners up of our group, and they ran out 3-0 winners with 2 goals in the 1st half and 1 in the 2nd.  Our second half performance was impressive as we defended well against their fast left winger.

Our final game of the day was against Chigwell Junior School and after a 0-0 first half where Charlie H was harrying them well and our defence was on top, we went out in the second half to get a minimum of a draw.  Despite forcing our first short corner of the day and breaking into their D on numerous occasions we were unable to secure a goal.

Despite finishing 5th in our group in the morning, our work ethic, teamwork a determination were all aspects of which we could be proud.