2018 Silver Medallists
On Wednesday 28th March 2018, two teams of Solent hockey players arrived at Admiral Lord Nelson School, keen to put their weekly training to the test in a tournament against other Portsmouth Schools. For many players on the red team, this was their first tournament playing for Solent. They also had the tricky task of playing against pupils a few years older than them. They did themselves and Solent proud, showing skill, resilience, enthusiasm and teamwork. The team were delighted to win one of their matches, with superb goals from Amelia and Jessica. Miss Smith thinks this developing team has a bright future ahead of them and that this experience will pay off in the years to come.
Solent’s A team were delighted to be awarded silver medals, winning all but one of their matches against an incredibly talented Northern Parade team.
Portsmouth Schools’ Hockey Festival 2nd November 2017: Silver Medallists
Congratulations to Solent’s hockey team with their fantastic start to the new academic year. The team played exceptionally well, securing 5 wins and 1 draw. Their draw came against a team they’ve only beaten previously on goal difference and unfortunately it was at the end of 4 consecutive games played with no breaks. Solent were worn out and did well to achieve a draw!
At the end of their 6 matches, they waited nervously to find out if they had done enough to achieve gold, knowing it was likely to come down to goal difference yet again!
Solent wait nervously to find out the results!
This time, luck did not go Solent’s way and they narrowly missed out on gold medals, needing another 4 goals to equal Northern Parade’s impressive score sheet. However, Solent should be delighted with their silver medals; several of the players had never played competitively before! All the players did the school proud with their skill and sporting attitude. We now look forward to playing in the league and hope we can build on an impressive start to the season.
Portsmouth Schools’ Hockey Tournament 22nd March 2017: Gold Medal Winners!
Congratulations to Solent Junior School’s hockey players who performed superbly well in the Portsmouth Schools’ tournament on Wednesday. As there is such fabulous enthusiasm and talent amongst Solent pupils with regards to the wonderful sport of hockey, we were fortunate to be able to enter two teams. Both teams can be proud of their performance, with the B team narrowly missing out on a bronze medal and the A team being crowned champions.
In the past, Solent have struggled to beat one team in particular: Northern Parade have regularly been awarded first place. It was a nail-biting match yet again against this strong team, concluding with a 1-1 draw. Solent then had to ensure they won all their other matches, as they were convinced Northern Parade would not slip up! When the tournament finished, Solent had managed to keep a clean score sheet with the exception of conceding one phenomenal goal from none other than their own B team! With Northern parade winning all their other matches, it was necessary to calculate both teams’ goal differences. Incredibly, both teams’ goal differences were identical so it was decided that both teams could be crowned champions.
Portsmouth Schools’ Hockey League November/December 2016
For 5 consecutive Thursdays, Solent Junior School Hockey team took part in league matches at Admiral Lord Nelson School. The team met tough competition but quickly learnt to alter their strategy in order to stand the best chance of defeating their rivals. All members of the team developed their hockey skills and it was a pleasure to see them showing great team spirit, spurring each other on and trying out different tactics. The team were pleased to be awarded with Bronze medals at the end of the league.
Thursday 3rd November: Hockey Festival – Silver Medallists!
Solent Junior school’s mixed hockey team began the season in spectacular style, convincingly winning all but one of their matches during Thursday’s tournament at Admiral Lord Nelson School. All members of the team contributed to the superb result. The ball was shared around to all players, with children positioning themselves well and making the most of opportunities presented to them. The team is now looking forward to the next 5 Thursdays where they will play in the Portsmouth Schools’ league.
A great start to the hockey season: silver medallists! Well done Solent!
Wednesday 8th June:
Congratulations to the Solent hockey team who performed extremely well in the Portsmouth Schools’ Hockey tournament on Wednesday. The competition was fierce and Solent were only narrowly beaten by the teams who came first and second. The winners of the tournament, Northern Parade, have since gone on to be crowned Hampshire Champions; they were awarded Gold medals at the Hampshire Games on Thursday 30th June.
Congratulations to the Solent Junior School’s hockey team who were thrilled to receive silver medals for their stunning performance in the Portsmouth schools’ hockey tournament on Thursday. The team played seven matches in total, winning five of them, drawing one and losing one.
Congratulations to the Solent Junior School’s Hockey team who were deservedly awarded bronze medals after Thursday’s tournament. The team played 8 matches and met tough opposition but their determination, team work and improved skill resulted in a 3rd place overall result.
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