ISA National U11 Hockey Tournament – Thursday 11th November

On Thursday 11th November, our U11 girls hockey players travelled into London to compete at the annual ISA National U11 Girls Hockey Tournament. The girls were buzzing with excitement when we arrived at the Olympic park! After a debrief by the organisers and a lovely warm-up which was led by Daisy, the girls got prepared to play their first match of the day.

With the matches only being 10 minutes, the Oakyrst Hockey stars knew that they had to attack from the off. Which, is what we planned out for and we executed this well. Emily S was our goalkeeper for the tournament and I must say, how brave she was at stopping that ball going into her goal. We had our solid defenders; Florence E, Claudia L and Amala S. Further up the field we had our attacking force; Holly P, Daisy H, Elena H and Evie F.

As the Tournament was a national event, the competition was tough. Saying this though, the girls gave it 100% out on the pitches today and I couldn’t be prouder of them. With many laughs and smiles, the day was a great success. What an experience for everyone!

Mr James Steel

Head of Sport