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RATHBONES PRIMARY MINI HOCKEY TOURNAMENT - MARCH 18TH 2017

Over one hundred enthusiastic primary school children descended on Les Quennevais astro pitch on Saturday to enjoy the annual Rathbones Mini hockey tournament. Seven teams competed in both the A team Trophy tournament and the B team Cup tournament. The tournaments followed a round robin format with matches lasting 8 minutes. Matches were contested in a competitive yet friendly manner with all teams displaying good team spirit.

In the Trophy tournament VCP stripes dominated winning five out of six matches, their fellow peers VCP Green being the only team to hold them to a draw. VCP Stripes won the Trophy tournament with 27 points, followed by ECJS Beechwood on 19 points.

In the Cup tournament another VCP team, VCP Reds, won every game to take the title with 30 points. St. Michael’s Black were runners up with23 points.

Jersey Hockey provided umpires and helpers to run the table and the tournament also enabled several young umpires to practice their skills during the morning. David Stearn of Jersey Hockey thanked organiser Sally Le Neveu and everyone for their help and introduced Phil Bain of Rathbones to present the prizes.

Trophy Tournament winners VCP Stripes stepped up to receive their Trophy and medals followed by VCP Reds winners of the Cup Tournament.

The teachers had nominated a Player of the tournament from each of their teams and the following received a water bottle:-

Maddie Le Cornu, Phoebe Gorman, Sam Hunter, Jermy Hardcourt, William Dengate, Freddie Brackensmith, James Northgrave, Sydney Smith, Mia McGuire, Libby Hart, Lucie Miller, Henry Roberts, Eddie Rothwell and Joe Austin.

Anneliese Merritt was awarded a stick bag for the Most Promising girl for her skill and determination and Sam Watling as Most Promising Boy for his skill and team work.

Phil Bain said Rathbones were delighted to sponsor Development Hockey and he could see by the many smiling faces that everyone had enjoyed themselves.

TROPHY TOURNAMENT

1st VCP Stripes 30

2nd ECJS Beechwood 19

3rd St. Michael’s Red 16

4th VCP Green 15

5th Grouville Blue 13

6th = VCP Blues 9

6th = JCP Red 9

CUP TOURNAMENT

1ST VCP Red 30

2nd St. Michael’s Black 23

3rd= Grouville 18

3rd = St. George’s 18

5th Beaulieu 17

6th JCP Grey 10

7th JCP White 6

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