The U11 team played in the Berkshire Hockey Championships on Thursday 10 February. The team were in a group with St Andrew’s, Lambrook, St Piran’s, LVS and Claires Court.
During the first stages of the tournament the team were upbeat and in high spirits with Olanna saving many goals and forwards Pippa, Araliya, Verity, Audrey and Mariam dominating the game.
We came to the final match against LVS and Pippa scored the first goal of the tournament – everyone jumped up and down with joy and excitement. This put the team through to the CUP group in the final stages of the competition.
The next game was against Lambrook – which ended in a 3-0 defeat. As a team we huddled together to reflect and learn from our performance. The last game against St Piran’s was an intense 12 minutes with The Abbey scoring in the 10th minute, followed by St Piran’s equalising a minute later. The draw meant The Abbey finished 5th out of 12 overall.
The students have worked incredibly hard with Mr Stuart-Thompson and Mrs Barlow during after school training and lunchtime clubs and should be proud of themselves. We will look forward to hearing all about their future matches at the Senior School next year.