05 Jul Year 7 LYG Hockey Tournament
The JRCS Year 7 Hockey Team represented Barking and Dagenham in the London Youth Games In2Hockey Tournament at Redbridge Sports Centre on Thursday 27th June. This was the first experience of hockey for many of the girls and I was impressed by the positive attitude and keenness that the team demonstrated.
We suffered quite a heavy defeat in the first pool game against Waldegrave School (Richmond) who were a more experienced and skilful team and had won their borough competition convincingly. We then played Oaklands school from Tower Hamlets and we were well matched in terms of ability and experience levels.
The girls had learnt quickly from the first game and we displayed a greater tactical awareness and decision making in the second game which we went on to win 1-0. We then progressed to the quarter finals after coming runners up in our group, to meet Coopers Coborn School from Havering. It was a valiant effort from the girls however we were outplayed in the quarterfinal and lost 7-0. The girls have since expressed a keen interest in the sport and we will be arranging some friendly fixtures in the future in the hope to increase the participation in hockey in our local area.
Well done to the following Year 7 girls
Skye Phillips, Sam McCann, Shanmitha Magesh, Beatrice Bukauskaite, Saule Venclauskaite, Aysha Rafique, Aimee Matthews, Barakat OloKoobi, Ella Turner, Emily Plock and Abieyuwa Paul Sankah.
Head of PE