On Tuesday 15th, Slazenger Hockey Club hosted its annual primary school hockey tournament, this year with an olympic theme. Working with the Woodkirk schools partnership, the tournament is a result of coaching and hockey development in local schools.
The primary school students were able to compete on on Slazengers’ hockey astroturf, a facility which most junior schools usually wouldnt have access to. In addition, Slaz junior head coach Steve Wood, and Boys U14’s coach Chris Hopkinson were on hand to umpire the event, giving it the professional touch.
6 Teams from the area entered; 2 from Hilltop Primary School, East Ardsley Primary School, Westerton Junior School, St Peters & Clifton Primary School and West Bretton.
The standard of hockey was exceptional and the tournament proved to be so close that the result came down to the final games!
In the end, it was Horbury’s own – St Peters & Clifton CE Primary School who lifted the gold, with West Bretton and Westerton coming second and third respectively.
It was an excellent day, with some fantastic sporting spirit shown by all teams.