Some fantastic hockey played at UEA on Thursday 18th May in the Norfolk Schools Quicksticks Championships. 17 Primary school teams from schools across Norfolk took part. The England Hockey event was lead by Angela Murgatroyd (Spike) with several other Dragons supporting various schools (Ollie King, Katie McKenna, Lewis Wilkins). Eventual gold medal winners were St Martha’s Catholic Primary 1, silver medal went to Terrington St Clements Community School 1 & a very tightly fought inter-school match between Hillside Primary 1 and 2 saw Hillside 2 squeeze the winning goal home just as the final hooter went to gain the bronze medal! A fantastic afternoon was had by all in glorious sunshine – the future’s definitely bright for hockey in Norfolk!
This event was the last of three new tournaments initiated by England Hockey to encourage more hockey to be played in schools.
- Norfolk Schools Hockey Cup – UEA Sports Park Monday 27th March 3pm till 5pm. This is for children in schools Years 9 and 10, (separate boys and girls 11 a side competitions. )
- Norfolk Schools In2Hockey Cup – UEA Sports Park Thursday 27th April 3pm till 5pm. This is for children in school Years 7 and 8 In2Hockey / 7 a Side. (separate boys and girls competitions.)
- Norfolk Quicksticks Championships – UEA Sports Park Thursday 18th May 1pm till 4pm. Primary SchoolQuicksticks Festival. Mixed Squads of 10 (6 squad players in each match with 4 players on the pitch at any one time.)