The Hillcrest U9 Hockey Festival was a culmination of the U9 hockey season this term and the Braeburn U9 Girls' team was excited to be participating in it.
Under the sweltering sun in the open field they took on 3 other schools in their pool. They drew 2 games against Hillcrest and Peponi, beat St Andrews Turi and unluckily lost by a goal to Greensteds.
In the different games they played the girls showed skill, determination and great team spirit. Waka and Anissa were both selected as player of the match in different games.
The boys too gave their best in all the games they played and did not concede a goal throughout the tournament. They won 2 games in their pool and drew 2, emerging top of their group and proceeding to the finals.
In a fast-paced game against Peponi, they kept their cool and used every skill learnt throughout the season. The match ended in a goalless draw and both teams were declared the winners, thus sharing the shield.
Trey was nominated player of the game in two of the matches.
The boys and girls are definitely looking forward to more hockey next year and another opportunity to win the shield for themselves.