U13 ISA Hockey Tournament
The squad arrived at Wellington College in good time, which allowed the U13 team to get a good warm up before the first game against Holme Grange. Miss Barrett gave them a huge goal before the start and that was they will win the tournament.
Miss Barrett, PE Teacher, said:
“The first game started and both teams got into their attacking D’s but both failed to score. It was a rather even game with the end result being a 0-0 draw. The next game was against Ibstock and Claires Court had to believe in themselves and switch on. The game went fantastically, Claires Court owned the field, used their vision to pass the ball efficiently and scored two goals. Ibstock came back with one goal but we managed to hold them off, with the final score being 2-1 to Claires Court. The girls were extremely happy with their performance and were looking forward to the next game against Radnor House. The game started off strong with Claires Court getting into their attacking D and scoring to get a 1-0 lead. The game continued with us attacking the goal but missing simple chances. This was frustrating but thankfully the game ended with us winning 1-0.
After that game we knew we had a chance of winning the tournament. It was between us and Holme Grange, and it was going to come down to goal difference, this meant we had to score well in the last game against Kew House. We were attacking with force and bringing the ball up the pitch with great joining passes. One goal, two goals, three goals, four goals, five goals and then six goals. It was 6-0, what a great end game.
The girls sat anxiously waiting for the results, then came - second place it was ‘CLAIRES COURT’- just missing out on first place by four goals. Overall I was so proud of the team’s performance, they showed great strength, speed and teamwork. I look forward to watching the Year 8 team grow with skill and confidence in the coming years. Well done!”