The Great Walstead U11 Hockey Tournament took place on Saturday 11th October 2014, which included a very eager team from Burgess Hill School for Girls.
The girls started strongly with a comfortable 4-0 win over Cumnor House. They then romped to victory with an 8-0 victory over Great Walstead B, where the girls played some great hockey and scored some excellent goals. In the final pool game, in a very tight end to end game, Holmewood House snatched a goal in the last 10 seconds to go through as the group winners.
Burgess Hill team went through in second place and faced Windlesham House A team. They got their tactics right and tried to mark Windlesham’s best player out of the game. It was another closely fought game but with a great break away individual goal from Windlesham House A team, Burgess Hill lost out on a place in the final. All the girls played their part and with a little bit of luck might have come away with a medal.
Miss Caroline Petty, Head of Junior School PE at Burgess Hill School for Girls said, “The girls played well throughout the morning, showing their potential, and despite getting the tactics right in the semi-final, they were beaten by a moment of individual brilliance.”