23rd March 2015
Having won the local area hockey tournament a few weeks ago, our under 11 Mixed Hockey team played in the Devon Winter Games last Thursday. This was a wonderful experience, loosely based on a mini Olympics, with a variety of sports being played, as well as the excitement of an opening ceremony.
Despite a slow start, we managed to win all of our group games with some fine play, especially from Starr Johnson and Morgan Couch, who demonstrated some fine skills learnt previously in the week. With Benjamin Coen and Josh Couch leading from the front and some inspired defensive work from Evie Lewis and Grace Williams, we progressed through to the afternoon knock out stages. Unfortunately the journey stopped at the semi-final stage where we were narrowly beaten. A great day was had by all, and perhaps the best goal of the day came in the 3rd – 4th playoff where Harry Waggett skilfully deflected the ball in from the edge of the D. Well done to all of our players. SF