U11 Regional Hockey

This was an outstanding display of Hockey and more importantly the team spirit was excellent. The U11 team played with determination, encouraged each other throughout the day and sang songs during the breaks. The team had six group games of 13 minutes each, which required a huge amount of fitness and also versatility in terms of the positions they could play in on the pitch. Everyone played their part as various people suffered bumps, bruises and illness. The results from the group games:

v St Piran’s – Lost 2 – 0
v Holy Cross – Drew 0 – 0
v Bede’s – Won 3 – 0
v St George’s – Lost 1 – 0
v Forres Sandle Manor – Won 2 – 0
v St Benedict’s – Won 2 – 0

These results put Headington in third place in their group enabling them to take part in the plate semi-final. Their opposition was Holme Grange School. This was a very close game and after 14 minutes the score was still 0 – 0. So the game had to be decided on penalty flicks. Ruby was outstanding in goal and Bethan scored the decisive goal to send Headington into the final.

The final was equally a tough game and the team worked hard to score a goal. Once again at the final whistle it was 0 – 0 and the resulting penalty shootout following 110 minutes of hockey was very challenging. Unfortunately the girls were not able to convert their penalties but it was an incredibly successful day of Hockey and they should all be very proud of their performance.

To put this into perspective – the best two schools from seven counties in the South of England were fortunate to get through to this competition. Only four teams out of 14 went home with a medal or a trophy and Headington were one of those teams. Well done girls – four tournaments this year and you have come away with trophies and medals from every single one!

Miss Merrick, PE teacher