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1st XI girls hockey team's week in Napier

Sandy Kindley —

Katikati College 1st X1 girls hockey team travelled to Napier to complete in the Mary Clinton cup for Winter Tournament Week. This tournament was the ultimate test for this young team which has nine new players this year.

The weather was cold and wet all week with Wednesday’s games being cancelled due to flooding.

The team bonded well from the start and they played their best hockey of the season which was very pleasing. A win against Chilton St James and two draws against Awatapu and Sacred Heart enabled us to progress to the quarter finals. A very closely fought game against Freyberg went to extra time and then a penalty shootout which we lost.  Another evenly matched game against Howick resulted in another draw and extra time which we lost. The final game resulted in a win against St Peters to take 7th place out of 16. This is a young team that will grow from this invaluable experience and is one to watch for the forthcoming season. We are so proud of your efforts. Well done!

Special thanks to Fotheringhame Contractors, Kings Seeds, Katikati Lions and Trillion Trust, we thank you for your support. Also a big thank you to Monique Shea, our manager, and parent helpers Sue and Pete Fotheringhame and Wendy Salmon.