U10s at Wallingford Festival
It was a busy weekend for three Hawks’ U10 teams that competed in the Wallingford Festival over Saturday and Sunday.
Two mixed teams entered the ‘Plate’ competition on Saturday and both carried the Hawk with aplomb. Hawks ‘A’ improved throughout the tournament and finished with a competitive 0-0 draw in their final playoff game against Oxford. Hawks ‘B’ performed extremely well and went all the way to the final with four wins out of five games. Unfortunately, they lost on penalty strokes against a strong Cirencester side after drawing the game 0-0, but they can be very proud of their achievements.
Pictured is Hawks ‘B’ with assistant to the coach, Arthur Baldock. Huge thanks must go to Ed Baldock for coaching all day and the parents, who braved the cold conditions to support.
On Sunday, one Hawks team entered the ‘Cup’ competition and won their group with three wins and a draw from their four games. The semi-final game finished 0-0, and, after going through nearly the entire team in a nail biting penalty shootout that ended in Hawks’ favour, the final then also ended in a 0-0 draw. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be and Hawks finished an extremely creditable second place from the 10 teams that entered after losing the penalty shootout in the final.
Thank you very much to Nathan and all the other coaches for organising and looking after U10 teams this weekend. Thanks again must go to the parents for enduring a long day of hockey and two nail biting penalty shootout competitions, plus Wallingford HC for hosting two very successful days of hockey.
Finally, well done to all that played. You carried the Oxford Hawks flag incredibly successfully and we can safely say the future is bright!