Photo: The Cumnor House Sussex Colts ‘A’ Hockey Team stormed to success beating schools from all over Sussex, Kent & Surrey
Cumnor House Sussex Colts ‘A’ team beat strong competition at the East Grinstead Hockey Academy tournament, held at The Triangle in Burgess Hill. The tournament brought together 13 schools from all over Sussex, Surrey and Kent who were competing for the prestigious winners’ trophy.
“I was really proud of the performance of our Colts team,” comments Will Fuller, Team Coach at Cumnor House Sussex who accompanied them. “During the course of the whole tournament the boys scored 12 goals without conceding a single goal. They were a very strong and single-minded team who kept their calm and stayed focussed throughout the day.”
In the group stages, Cumnor House Sussex beat Handcross Park 1-0, scoring their winning goal in the last 10 seconds of the match. They went on to win 1-0 against Lingfield, drew 0-0 against Bedes and, by the time they played their final group match against Dane Hill, their confidence was growing and they managed to score six goals within just 10 minutes. This final win put them at the top of their group.
The team went on to play New Beacon in the semi-finals in a very tense game where they managed to hold their nerve to win the match 1-0. Their final match was against Saint Ronan’s, which they won 3-0, placing them at the top of the table and securing their position as outright winners of the whole tournament.
For further information on Cumnor House Sussex, visit www.cumnor.co.uk.