Essex Indoor Hockey Title
Our U18 boys' team convincingly took the Essex U18 indoor hockey title in a competition played at New Hall School on Monday 7 November.
Throughout the boys played a very controlled game and showed the highest skill level and ability to break down the opposition teams which all employed a very defensive system against the Bancroft’s side. Captain Will Hopkins scored a hat trick in convincing wins against New Hall (5-0) and Coopers’ Coborn (6-1) with Nathan Rose and Zayne Avril adding to the tally overall. It was an outstanding team performance from a team which had not previously played together as a Bancroft’s Indoor side. Coach Andy MacLeod said, “We have not entered this tournament before and as a school have little experience of indoor hockey; many of the boys have represented Old Loughts at indoor tournaments and this experience was clear in their performances today.”
The boys have now qualified for the East of England round to be played on the 11 December at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. This promises to be a very demanding and long day, during which they will play the qualifiers from Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.