East Devon School Games hubsite - The King’s School played host to the 2018 East Devon School Games Year 5/6 Quicksticks hockey competition on Monday 26th February
This year saw 12 East Devon primary schools brave some wintry weather and a biting wind to compete to be one of East Devon's two representatives at The Devon School Games Quicksticks Finals at Plymouth Marjon’s University on April 25th. This year's Level 2 School Games competition was contested by Primary schools from St Peter’s, Budleigh Salterton, Kilmington, Clyst Hydon, Kentisbeare, Woodbury, Plymtree, Culmstock, Seaton, St Mary’s, Brixington, Bassett’s Farm and Awliscombe. The young players made great progress throughout the competition.
Plymtree, St Mary’s, Bassett’s Farm, Kentisbeare, Culmstock, Awliscombe, Woodbury and St Peter’s were the teams who emerged from the group stages to take the quarter final berths after the three preliminary pools had provided some very close encounters and entertaining games. Victories at the quarter –final stage saw Woodbury, Bassetts Farm, Awliscombe and St Mary’s reach the semi-finals. Awliscombe’s tight defence saw them edge out St Mary’s 1-0 in the first semi-final 1 with Woodbury just scraping home by the same score in a very close match with Exmouth Learning Community neighbours Bassett’s Farm to seal their place in the final.
The final also saw defences on top, despite a couple of close shaves at both ends. A 0-0 score line remained by the end of normal time before extra time and golden goal were employed in an effort to decide the trophy. Both defences remained resolute and after 2 minutes of extra time the deadlock remained and the title was shared.
Brixington and Clyst Hydon also shared the honours in the plate final
Congratulations to: The Awliscombe and Woodbury Primary School who in taking the top two places, will represent East Devon at the Devon School Games Quicksticks finals at Plymouth Marjon’s University Paignton on April 25th.
A big thank you to all staff and parents for their support and a special thank you to the young Sports Leaders from The King’s School who umpired with great empathy in the chilly conditions.
Congratulations must go to all players who displayed many School Games values, team spirit and skill throughout and withstood the adverse conditions admirably.
Full results can be viewed via the link below:
By Kevin Moran on 26th Feb 18