Hockey Tournament at Wood Green School

18th November 2019

Hockey Tournament at Wood Green School:

On Monday 18th November, The Blake took two teams to the ‘B’ Team hockey tournament at Wood Green School.  The event attracted twelve teams from across the Witney Schools Partnership.

Many of the children who represented The Blake were doing so for the first time, and were relatively new to Hockey, but there were no pre-match nerves.  Each match was just seven minutes long, which made it hard for players to get into their stride.  Yet, from the first whistle, both teams committed themselves to attacking hockey and took advantage of the smooth Astroturf surface.  They showed great stick skills and made good use of the space to push forward.  Each match was closely fought.  We notched up a couple of wins and a handful of draws.  Even the games we lost were decided by a single goal.  At the end of a great afternoon’s sport, both our teams finished fourth in their groups of six.  With many of our players coming from Year 5, we look set for an even better tournament next year!

‘B’ Team:  Ethan MacFadyen, Oscar Richards, Oscar Treadwell, Ned Herbert, Oliver Smith, Matilda Lewis, Sadie Bridgman, Lily Palmer and Lily-Ann Cope

‘C’ Team:  Jordan Wright, Noah Lyons, Noah Ugwu, Maya Banfield, Aimee Mullins, Charlotte Francis, Joseph Osborne and Holly Dunne