In pictures: Young hockey players face off in schools tournament

In pictures: Young hockey players face off in schools tournament

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Michael Owens

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In pictures: Young hockey players face off in schools tournament

 

Sporty school pupils gathered at Altwood School in Maidenhead on Monday to compete in a new hockey tournament.

More than 100 children aged 10-11 took part in the Ascot & Maidenhead School Sport Partnership’s round of the National School Games In 2 Hockey Competition.

A place at the Berkshire School Games finals was up for grabs for the winning team from a field of 13.

In the finale of the competition St Luke's Primary School of Cookham Road edged out a team from St Edmund's Campion Primary of Altwood Road, to book their place in the finals, which will be held at Bradfield College on March 26.

Each match was umpired by students from years nine and 10 who are either School Games Ambassadors or members of the Olympic Council.

School Sport Partnership development manager Emma Fitzgerald said: "I would like to thank Altwood School for organising this competition and providing a team of outstanding leaders, who are such strong role models for the younger children.

"The hockey facility here at Altwood is first class."

She added: "We can’t wait to take our strongest teams to the Berkshire School Games finals."

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