Primary Hockey Carnival in Narrogin

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Primary Hockey Carnival in Narrogin

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The beanies were packed as were the warmest hoodies we could find. It was time for the Primary Hockey players to head back for the annual pilgrimage to Narrogin.

2017 saw two teams represent the School; one girls and one boys team in their respective Year 4 to 6 divisions.

The girls’ team had a huge contingent of 17 players and Mrs Golinski had the challenging job of managing substitutions with Mr Kavanagh charged with using his considerable lungs to coach them all into positions. The girls fought valiantly but just couldn’t quite score enough goals finishing with one win, three draws and two losses to finish third in their division.

The squad of 13 boys assigned to Mr and Mrs Duff had one outcome in mind: to win it all. We haven’t taken away a stronger team so our hopes were sky high; all players in Years 5 and 6  won the title last year. The pool games didn’t disappoint either with the team playing some dynamic hockey scoring 36 goals and conceding none in five games, entering the grand final undefeated.

The start of the final showed that we needed to play at our best to win as Modernians Hockey Club looked a class above our previous opponents and the quality of play was outstanding. Fortunately, a moment of brilliance saw us score first and the coach could breathe again. Unfortunately, this didn’t last with an answering goal some five minutes later, courteous of a short corner.

The second half saw the defensive skills of the team at the forefront with the pressure being ramped up several notches. The deadlock couldn’t be broken and the game ended 1-1.

Both teams finished undefeated for the tournament but Grammar’s superior goal scoring saw us crowned champions.

A huge effort by all the players who attended. Nothing improves your hockey skills like six games in two days. A huge thankyou to Mrs Golinski, Mr Kavanagh, Mrs Duff, Cooper George (Year 10) who umpired almost every one of our games, Mr Hawking who offered his medical expertise when required, all the parents who helped set up marquees and support their children.

The most pleasing thing of the weekend was again hearing so many compliments on how well our children behaved and represented themselves.   

Mr Ben Duff :: Deputy Head of Primary