Both competitions took place at Netherhall School. Students from Cambridge Regional College were ready to umpire the 4-a-side matches, played using a larger and lighter hockey ball. The leaders were brilliant throughout the day. Showing great knowledge of the rules, helpful and enthusiastic.
The morning competition was split into 2 pools and the afternoon competition was split into 2 pools, with each team playing each other in a round robin format. The morning A teams played each other in a round robin format followed by playoffs to decide the winners. The top two highest scoring teams would qualify for the L3 School Games County Finals in St Ives on 25th June and represent the Cambridge Partnership. The top three scoring teams from both A and B competitions received medals!
The morning and afternoon competitions displayed some amazing hockey. The standard of hockey was excellent from all schools creating entertaining matches. Great sportsmanship was witnessed throughout the day. Schools were focused and creative with their play.
Cath Heron the Sports Partnership Manager said “Lots of schools look forward to this competition. It allows children to have lots of game play. I’m always pleased to see such high levels of hockey being played. The children are always very polite to each other and really try their hardest during the day.’
Morning Competition Teams: Bottisham A & B, St Matthew’s A & B, Oaks International A & B , Cherry Hinton A, Colville A & B, Stapleford A & B, Swaffham Bulbeck A & B, St Laurence A & B, Arbury A & B, Teversham A & B, St Alban’s A & B
Morning Medal winners A Teams: Gold- St Matthew’s A, Silver- Arbury A, Bronze- St Laurence A
Morning Medal winners B Teams: Gold- St Matthew’s B, Silver- Arbury B, Bronze- Colville B
Afternoon Competition Teams: Queen Emma A & B, Fen Ditton A & B, Great & Little Shelford A & B, The Grove A & B, Swaffham Bulbeck A & B, St Philip’s A & B, Newnham Croft A & B, Great Wilbraham
Afternoon Medal winners A Teams: Gold- St Philip’s A, Silver- Newnham Croft A, Bronze- Swaffham Bulbeck A
Afternoon Medal winners B Teams: Gold- St Philip’s B, Silver- Newnham Croft B, Bronze- The Grove B
At our competitions along with the usual medals we give out, schools are given a set of ‘spirit of the games’ values stickers to reward to children back in school who have best demonstrated the different values. As well as rewarding the winners and runners up at each of our competitions we will also be recognising the team/school that has shown good sportsmanship and best demonstrated these sporting values and they will be presented a ‘Spirit of the Games’ award.
The morning Competition saw St Alban’s A team receiving the certificate for Respect and the afternoon was received by Swaffham Bulbeck B and The Grove A.