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Sainsburys School Games Success!

Hockey!

On the back of the Boccia success, Year 5 and year 6 children tried out for the Hockey team.  An amazing turnout, of over 75 children, with lots of girls attending too.

18 of these children were picked to represent CPS at the Berkshire school games Hockey tournament.  Every year, over the last 5 years, CPS have been semi-finalists, runners up or winners at this event.

Two teams attended with both teams showing some excellent play, good use of hockey skills (taken from PE and training) and some real determination throughout. 

Starting off well, the A-team ended up advancing through the group stage to the quarter finals.

The B-team were drawn in a tough group.  Even though they didn’t qualify for the next round, there were lots of positives and maybe produced the loudest celebrated goal of the day!

In the quarter finals CPS faced Castleview, the game was tense and after going to extra time the team managed to progress to the semi-final.  Lynch Hill awaited and after previously drawing with them in the group matches the team stepped up their game and came through victorious.

With Western House winning their semi-final it meant a local derby in the final.  Both teams played extremely well. With CPS trailing 2-1 with 2 minutes left Western house scored on a breakaway attack and won the game 3-1.  Another excellent display of character, sportsmanship and skill from the children (from both teams) of CPS.  The A-team ended up runners up and will now represent Slough at the Berkshire games.

Well done to all the children, thank you to all of the adults that helped organise and attended the event.