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Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day

Our annual Junior Mixed Summer 7s Tournament started on 22nd April.  The tournament celebrated its tenth birthday this year.  Combining good hockey in a really fun but competitive environment, it is a great way for our young girls and boys to give their hockey a boost and once again we saw dramatic improvements in skill levels over the duration of the tournament.  Six teams battled it out and the theme this year was the 'winter olympics'.  Finals day was Sunday, 24th June 2018.   

All teams were allocated a senior manager who was assisted by junior coaches, all of whom will have played in this tournament in the past.  Umpires are provided by all clubs over the weeks of the tournament and it is a fantastic event which embraces everyone at Jersey Hockey.


Rathbones Summer Mixed Junior Hockey Tournament 2018

 

The 10thrunning of the annual popular Junior Hockey Mixed tournament has just finished. The theme was ‘Winter Olympics’ and a large number of Jersey’s young girl and boy hockey players battled it out over 9 sessions between April and June.  Over 60 young players aged between 11 and 14 were put into six evenly matched mixed squads for the tournament.

 

The players get to play in competitive half-pitch matches in mixed teams under normal hockey rules and are umpired by local club players.

 

The young players’ improvement through the tournament was again very obvious, enhanced by playing with boys and girls their own age but also by being coached and managed by experienced senior and junior Jersey Hockey volunteers.

 

This year’s tournament retained the fun penalty flick and shuffles team knock-out competitions alongside the main tournament.

 

After 80 matches over 9 sessions the six teams were split into two pools for Finals Day, with the top three playing for the medals and the other three competing to win the consolation Pool.  In the main Pool, the Bobsleighers came out on top after a very competitive day, with silver going to the fancied Speed Skaters and bronze to the Skiers.  The other pool was won by the Curlers, with the Skeletons and Snowboarders 5th& 6th.

 

Immediately after the Finals Day session, the prizes and awards were presented to the winning teams and individual players selected by their managers on several criteria such as commitment and improvement.

 

In the closing awards, tributes were made to Rathbones for their fantastic support to Jersey Hockey Development and to the many volunteers who had helped make the tournament such a success.

 

Tournament organisers Dominic Pallot, Sarah Heelis, Lisa Grant and Neil Merritt were extremely pleased with the players’ development and enjoyment.

 

Results

 

Main Tournament:

 

Pos.

Team

Individual Prize Winners

1

Bobsleighers

Holly Stearn & Alfie Le Cornu

2

Speed Skaters

Jess Buttimer & Edo van Eijden

3

Skiers

Katie Doyle & Adam Gavey

4

Curlers

Chloe Lagadu & Kaitlyn Cadoret

5

Skeletons

Olivia Maryon & Phoebe Gorman

6

Snowboarders

Paige Higgins & Mixie Taylor

 

Team Penalty Flick Knockout:

 

Winners:               Speed Skaters                      Runners-up:        Skiers

 

Team Shuffles Knockout:

 

Winners:               Speed Skaters                      Runners-up:        Snowboarders

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Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day
Junior Mixed Summer 7s - Finals Day