On Thursday 24th November a squad of 9 Year 6 girls represented Gateway in the ISA Hockey Tournament at the Lee Valley Hockey centre. It was an exciting day as the girls got to play on the 2012 Olympic pitch!
The girls started off the tournament well considering they had never played on a pitch this size before. The girls showed excellent stick work and managed to drive the ball down the pitch making great passes. The first game was tough and unfortunately in the last minute the other team got a lucky goal.
The girls went on to win their next match showing great team work, passing and moving into space. Their final match on the group stages was one of the hardest so far but the girls worked hard to keep possession and made great attempts at goal. They were unlucky not to score and the game finished as a draw.
The girls waited anxiously to find out if they were through to the cup or the plate. Unfortunately they just missed out on the cup. The girls were disappointed by this which showed in their play in the next match. After a team talk they got back to playing at the standard we are use to and finished on a great win with Abi H scoring a hatrick and Mrs Shaw awarding Jemma T player of the tournament! Well done girls.