U9A Hockey v Tranby (H) 1.45pm
VENUE: HOME (Astro)
DATE: Monday 14th November
COACH: Mrs Felton
CHANGE: 11.00 am (Morning Break)
START TIME: 1.45pm
FINISH TIME: 3.00pm
Team: Coco W, April S, Penelope L, Harriet T, Faith S, Tara P
Reserve if people are absent: Arabella G, Olivia A, Rosie F
All other girls will have training.
NOTES: All required to have gum shields and shin pads. Change back into uniform after the match. No match teas. Return to academic lessons after the game. Spectators welcome.
Result: 4-3 Win
We welcomed Tranby on Monday afternoon for an U9A hockey fixture. It was a real pleasure to work with these girls in training on Friday and to umpire this match. With a late arrival, we had a good amount of time to go through some set plays and some basic attacking and defending principles. It was fantastic to see the girls applying this within the game! On Friday we focused on getting ahead of the ball in attack and there was some evidence of this in the match.
St Hugh’s should be pleased with their performance, which saw some excellent defensive work at the back from April and Olivia. As a team, we worked hard to attack together when in possession and to defend together on the turnover. Though there is lots to improve, it was really encouraging to see the girls create attacking opportunities which they managed to convert into goals!
I look forward to spending some more time with these players where we will look at movement off the ball and marking in defence. Well done, a well fought match with a pleasing outcome!