1. Durlston Court (Qualify for Nationals)
2. Hazlegrove (Qualify for Nationals)
3. Yateley Manor
Friday 6th October saw King’s Bruton host 15 U11 prep school hockey teams from across the South West as they competed to qualify for the National IAPS Finals. With only two spaces available, it was a fiercely contested competition with lots of excellent hockey on display throughout the course of the day. The morning session saw all of the pool matches being played with each team having four matches. In Pool A, Bristol Grammar School grabbed top spot from All Hallows in second and Daneshill in third who qualified for the cup competition as the second best placed third team. This meant that Salisbury Cathedral and St Neot’s went on to contest the Plate competition. Pool B was topped by Beaudesert Park with three wins and a draw, and Yateley Manor also qualifying for the cup having finished second in the pool. Port Regis, Chafyn Grove and Warminster went on to compete in the Plate in the afternoon. Finally, Pool C was convincingly won by Hazlegrove with four wins from four, however with the three next teams finishing on six points, it was left to goal difference and goals scored to decide the placings. This meant that Colston’s went through to the cup in second and Durlston Court as the best placed third team. Perrott Hill were very unlucky and joined Richard Pate in the Plate competition.
The afternoon matches continued to be played in fantastic spirit and it was wonderful to see so many girls enjoying playing competitive hockey. The plate competition certainly demonstrated this spirit and it was great to see so many teams improve throughout the course of the day. Eventually the Plate went to Salisbury Cathedral who defeated St Neot’s in the final. In the Cup competition, all of the matches were extremely close as demonstrated by the number of games which went to golden goal and penalty shuffles. In the 3/4 playoff, Yateley Manor just edged out Beaudesert Park on shuffles after a very tight match. The final was eventually contested by Hazlegrove and Durlston Court who had both emerged from Pool C earlier in the day. It was Durlston Court who snatched victory during a period of golden goal to lift the trophy, however both Hazlegrove and Durlston Court can look forward to competing in the National Finals.
A huge well done must go to all of the girls for the manner and spirit in which they played and thank you to all the parents and staff for their support of the event and helping to make it such an enjoyable day of hockey.
We have got lots of action photos of the day and once these have been uploaded I will send them on to you. I have, however, attached a photo of the winners, runners up and third placed teams with their medals.
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