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The Year 5/6 Hockey competition took place at Accrington Academy with 16 teams entered. The teams were split into 4 groups of 4 and played a round robin. Gaining 3 points from a win, 1 draw and 1 for a loss the 2 top teams in each group qualified for the quarter finals.

Coming 1st in their groups were Balderstone A team, Peel Park, Oakhill A team & Benjamin Hargreaves B team. Placed 2nd in their groups were St Nicholas A team, Balderstone B team, Benjamin Hargreaves A team & Whalley B team. From this making it through to the semi finals were Benjamin Hargreaves B team v’s Balderstone A team and Benjamin Hargreaves B team v Oakhill A team. It was fantastic to see such an excellent standard of play during these matches.

Making it through to the final were Benjamin Hargreaves A team v Balderstone A team. Balderstones put on the pressure with some fantastic attacking skills scoring 3 goals to 0 and winning the overall tournament. Hugh congratulations to the Balderstone A team on their victory!!

Both Balderstone & Benjamin Hargreaves will qualify through to the SPAR level 3 school games in the summer to represent Hyndburn & Ribble Valley. We wish them lots of luck for this event.

Overall top 4 places

1st – Balderstone A

2nd – Benjamin Hargreaves A

3rd – Benjamin Hargreaves B

4th – Oakhill A

We would like to thank the fantastic sports leaders from Accrington Academy for assisting with the running and umpiring at this event along with the involvement and assistance from Blackburn Northern Hockey Club.

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