1st Orwell Park (Qualify for Nationals)
2nd Felsted (Qualify for Nationals)
3rd St Faith's (Qualify for Nationals)
4th Wellingborough Prep (Qualify for Nationals)
11 teams joined us at Orwell Park for the first regional qualifier of the year. Despite a rather untimely shower in the morning, the weather stayed fair for an exciting day of hockey. The standard was incredibly high, with some really close and exciting matches; there were plenty of goals!
The 8 teams who progressed to the quarter finals were Felsted, St Faith's, King's Cambridge, Kingshott, Orwell Park, Fettes College, Wellingborough and Moreton Hall. From these matches, Orwell Park and St Faiths, and Felsted and Wellingborough moved through to the semi finals which also meant they qualified for the National Finals! Despite tiredness creeping in, all the teams battled bravely but it was Orwell Park and Felsted who prevailed to the final. St Faith's and Wellingborough played for third place with St Faith's winning another close game, before an exciting final saw Orwell Park claim victory over Felsted with a last minute winner. In the plate competition, Holmwood House were victorious.
It was a great day of hockey, enjoyed by all who watched. My congratulations goes out to all the players who worked their socks off and to all the parents who came and supported as well as the staff who made sure the event ran smoothly.
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