Big Schools Quick Sticks Hockey Competition 28th February 2023
Histon and Impington Brook Primary fielded two mixed Year 6 teams in the Quick Sticks Hockey competition, with one team playing in the Cup event and the other playing in the Plate. I was so impressed that both teams showed great teamwork, resilience and respect for each other and their competitors. The children played well together with two boys and two girls playing at all times.
In the Cup pool games, the team won each of their matches: 5-0 against Pendragon, 4-0 against Bassingbourn and Linton Heights and then, in the final match, the won 5-1 against Waterbeach, leaving them as pool winners and entering straight into the final against University of Cambridge Primary School (UCPS). Luckily, during the matches, the players were on form with goals being secured by Carys, Benji, Bailey, Erin and with some close shots just shaving the posts from Tom, who with Megan were amazing at defending our leads. The team continued strongly into the final and secured a 2-1 win over UCPS to take the gold medal and win the Cup.
In the Plate pool, the team won their first two matches, 4-0, 6-0 respectively. They then lost the third match 2-1 but immediately came back to win the final match 3-0 putting them into the play off for third place against Swavesey. This was a close match, with Swavesey taking the lead initially going 2 goals up; however, the team did not capitulate under pressure and scored 2 goals to take a well-earned draw and joint third place.
A huge thank you goes to the parents and carers who transported the children to and from the event, and to Mr Fallon for helping prepare the children for today’s matches.
P.E. Subject Leader