Year 7/8 In2Hockey Final Results
We had a great finale to the Year 7/8 Girls In2Hockey Central Venue League (CVL) at Cardinal Hume School last night. The stage was set for this evening of hockey when the weather forecast showed a fine evening ahead. This was exactly the news needed following the abandonment of the week 2 CVL after round 4 due to torrential rain and freezing temperatures!
13 teams from 6 of our secondary schools competing for the right to lift either the Champions or Euro League title: Cardinal Hume (2 teams), Emmanuel (4 teams), St Thomas More (2 teams), Charles Thorp, Lord Lawson (2 combined teams) and Whickham (2 teams). An excellent turn out - this competition has more than doubled the number of entrants in only its second year of operation.
We were definitely not disappointed as closely fought games in both the Champions and Euro Leagues ensued. The competition was perfectly pitched through the operation of two seeded leagues. This was illustrated by the fact that no team in either league were victorious in all their games. It was extremely encouraging to see skills and match play improving by significantly throughout. Equally pleasing was to see all games being played in exactly the right spirit with great sporting attitudes on display throughout.
The final results saw Emmanuel Year 8 B Team take the gold medals in the Champions League closely followed in 2nd place by their Year 8 A Team. A great result for Emmanuel - well done.
The Euro League was even closer in the end with 1 point separating the gold and silver medallists. St Thomas More B Team narrowly beating Cardinal Hume A Team in to the gold medal position.
Deserving winners of the Respect Award for this CVL were Whickham A Team and Emmanuel Year 7 A Team. These teams were voted for by the teachers across all 3 weeks of this CVL – well done.
Congratulations to everyone concerned for making this CVL so very successful in only its second year of operation. We look forward to seeing teams at our forthcoming Indoor tournament in December.