Stanhope Hockey Team
Hockey T&W County Finals!
On Tuesday 28th March our Year 3&4 hockey team travelled to North Shields to take part in the Tyne & Wear School Games Finals. They played 4 matches in the group stage. We got off to a winning start beating Portobello (Gateshead) 4-0. However we next came up against eventual runners-up St. Michael’s (Sunderland) losing 5-0 and then against the eventual winners King’s Priory (North Tyneside) losing 3-0. We bounced back to draw 3-3 with Hotspur (Newcastle) meaning we missed out on progressing to the semi-finals.
In a play off for 7th place we defeated local rivals St. Bede’s South Shields (South Tyneside) 2-1. Overall each and everyone of the 6 players gave their all and I am very proud of the way you conducted yourselves and the progress you have made as hockey players in the past few weeks. Always showing exceptional sportsmanship throughout!
Jack Garlinge in particular was instrumental in many of our goals, demonstrating intricate skills and footwork! Aston Hall was a very calm and determined figure on the pitch at all times. Well Done also to Charlie Bates (Captain), Layla Kerrigan, Dominic Sorlie and Robbie Frame.