Most pupils look forward to the school holidays, but hockey-mad youngsters at Hammond Primary School will be counting off the days until the Easter break is over following their latest success.
The team from Years Five and Six have won through to the Surrey county Level 3 championship after emerging as victors at the Surrey Heath Primaries tournament, which took place at Camberley Hockey Club.
Hammond won all four of their group games in the nine-team tournament, to qualify for a play-off against Connaught School, where they emerged victorious, 4-0. That put them in the final against Ravenscote School, a match where one goal proved to be enough to win the tournament outright for Hammond, and with it a place in the county tournament.
“I can’t tell you how proud we are of the team’s achievements,” said Hammond’s Head of School Kay Dunn. “Six wins out of six is a great record, not just in terms of the result, but also in terms of being motivated and working so hard, winning matches like that one after another”.
The team’s victory is a great success for Hammond School, which along with partner school Lightwater, became a member of the multi-academy GLF Schools group in November 2015.
“The children have thoroughly deserved their Easter break, but I know they’ll be eager to get back and playing in competition again soon,” added Ms Dunn. “Obviously playing at county level is a big step up, but if they stick together and play as well as a unit as they did last time, I’m sure they’ll give anyone a run for their money.”
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