Truro School hosted one pool of the Under 12 County Hockey Festival on Thursday 9 March and having entered both an A and a B team were well represented. Within a pool of eight, the A and B teams were drawn into different sections and both played well in the early group stage. The A team started phenomenally with a 14-0 win against Pool and followed this up with a 6-0 win against Liskeard and a 0-2 loss against Richard Lander. The B team, who have not played a lot of hockey this season, put up a good fight and got progressively better throughout their three games, losing the last, against Truro High School by just one goal.
The A team, having finished second in their section faced their closest rivals, Truro High, in the quarter final. The girls raised their game and played some fantastic hockey showing their hunger; Mrs Mulready was particularly impressed with the girls work rate on and off the ball. The girls progressed through to the semi-finals held at Penair School and were drawn Newquay Tretherras in what was to be an end to end, high tempo game that ended with extra time and penalty flicks. Unfortunately it was not to be their day and the girls lost on flicks to leave the competition just a stone’s throw from the final. Evelyn (A team) and Chloe (B team) were the coaches’ women of the tournament on this occasion. Well done to all the girls!