The U11A Boys' Hockey team are jubilant following their tournament win at Rugby School. Read the match report from their team coach, Mr George Boyd:
"The journey these boys have been on this term has been incredible; with disappointments, near misses and now triumphs! They have proven themselves to be a very resilient group, having experienced the lows and now achieving the great highs. The latest of which being their tournament win at Rugby School, a culmination of impressive progression during the last month.
Having recently nearly qualifying to the IAPS Finals, beating Dean Close at Clifton Tournament (only to be pipped on goal difference), to beating Bilton Grange, the winners of the IAPS Regional Final, on our way to winning the tournament this week. The real difference now is that they believe in their own ability and work tirelessly for the team and, in doing so, have notched up 5 wins and 1 draw this Wednesday against other large sporting schools. From this victory, the children will take away memories which will give them the self-belief and trust in each team member to fulfil their role well, in an encouraging and resourceful culture. As one parent commented, this achievement “will have done their self-esteem no end of good as a team”. It is all about their team performance and this term they have really embraced and understood this, let's hope this is only the beginning of a winning mentality."