Sunday, 12 November 2017
U12A hockey at CLC
We do not have a large number of U12 girls at Abberley but what they lack in numbers they make up for in fight!
The squad, captained brilliantly by Arabella, consisted of Aggie, Mercedes, Kate, with other U13b players helping out: Annabel, Elsa, Julia and the awesome Noor in goal. The girls played four matches: beating St Edward's 1-0, drawing against Kings Worcester 0-0, losing to Bristol Grammar 0-2, and finally beating CLC B 1-0.
The results speak for themselves but all the girls should be commended for their team play, commitment throughout every game especially on an incredibly slippery astro and their determination to grind out results in front of our ever supportive and vocal travelling supporters. Arabella led the team by example, Annabel fought for every ball and Noor was epic in the goal as she saved shot after shot.
The highlight of the day has to be the team talk. Not given by me but by the Kate Richardson Walsh (Gold medal winning, Olympic GB captain) who was at the tournament to inspire all the girls. I think her presence must have had an effect on the girls as I have not seen them play so well all season.
A brilliant afternoon of hockey.