by Andrew Constable

Boys' Hockey Caps awarded

Bennet Groube has played 56 caps for the 1st XI hockey side. A talented player, who displays excellent hand-eye coordination, Bennet is deceptively quick and is cool and calm in defence. Bennet has been a vital member of the 1st XI and has also given back to hockey through the coaching of teams at St Paul’s. Solid as a rock in defence, Bennet also possesses a unique type of flair on attack. Well one on your contribution to the team and St Paul’s hockey in general.

Jamie Sandford is an outstanding part of the St Paul’s 1st XI back four. A rock at the back, Jamie offers great stability, an excellent passing game, while still being solid in defence. Mature, Jamie has always approached the game of hockey in a positive way and looked to extend and improve himself as a player. Jamie was a member of the Waikato U18 team this year and has coached the Junior A team also. A very valuable member of the St Paul’s 1st XI and having played 58 games for the side, Jamie is a deserved recipient of his 1st XI Cap.

Scott Hitchcock is a valuable member of the 1st XI, who has played an important part in the XI’s engine room – the midfield. Scott always shows grit, determination, passion and absolute commitment for the 1st XI. A great team man, he will always put others ahead of himself. He is willing to learn and improve but will also be willing to step up as a leader. Scott shows good skills, vision and a good defensive game. A deserved recipient of his 1st XI Cap after playing 54 games for this team.