It was an action packed afternoon of hockey as 32 teams descended on Comberton Village College to take part in the Partnerships annual Year 5/6 Quicksticks Hockey Competition. With 16 teams in both the A and B/C team competitions the first round matches were played in a round robin format with 4 pools of 4 teams in both events. Schools then qualified into one of 4 divisions in Round 2 depending on their first round results.
In the A team competition it was the teams from Harston & Newton, Steeple Morden, Great Abington and Histon & Impington who won their first round pools to qualify for Division 1 in Round 2. In the second round the standard of play was high and matches were fiercely contested but with 3 wins out of 3 it was Histon & Impington Juniors who came out on top to lift the trophy that they last won back in 2012. Runners up were Steeple Morden who couldn’t quite retain the title they had held for the last two years. Harston & Newton & Great Abington finished 3rd and 4th respectively. All 4 teams now qualify to represent South Cambs SSP at the County School Games Summer Finals which will take place in St Ives on the 25th June.
In the B & C team competition it was the teams from Histon & Impington Juniors, Bassingbourn, The Vine and Steeple Morden Primary Schools that qualified top of their first round pools to play in Division 1. With each team playing each other in Round 2 it was Steeple Morden who proved to be the decisive winners, with Histon & Impington Juniors this time having to settle for second place.
Claire McDonnell, South Cambs SSP Partnership Development Manager said “It was great to see so many children enjoying the game of hockey; it was certainly an action packed afternoon with some really competitive matches.
We must thank all of the leaders from Comberton Village College who helped us to run the event on the day; umpiring the 96 matches, organising the results table and helping to coach some of the teams. They did a great job and we couldn’t have run the competition without them!”
Results of the A Team Competition
|1||Histon & Impington Juniors (Overall winners)||9||Cottenham (Division 3 winners)|
|3||Harston & Newton||11||Elsworth|
|5||Swavesey (Division 2 winners)||13||The Vine (Division 4 winners)|
|6||Linton Height Juniors||14||Bassingbourn|
Results of the B & C Team Competition
|1||Steeple Morden B (Overall winners)||9||Harston & Newton C (Division 3 winners)|
|2||Histon & Impington Juniors B||10||Swavesey C|
|3||The Vine B||11||Castle Camps|
|4||Bassingbourn B||12||Meridian B|
|5||Linton Heights B (Division 2 winners)||13||Harston & Newton B (Division 4 winners)|
|6||Swavesey B||14||Monkfield Park|
|7||Steeple Morden C||15||Great Abington B|
|8||Melbourn B||16||Bassingbourn C|
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