Crescent’s U11 Hockey team were crowned the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Midlands Champions last week after an amazing performance in a thrilling competition at the Nottingham Hockey Centre.
The seven-a-side tournament took place on Wednesday 6 November with 10 teams from across the region taking part.
In the first-round group stage Crescent started well and confidently dispatched three teams with good wins against Salterford House School 3-0, Twycross House School 8-0 and Dixie Grammar School 4-0. With excellent passing and accurate shooting skills, the team deserved to qualify for the second stage.
In the afternoon they faced a further four matches in a round-robin competition against the top five teams from the first-round qualifier. Crescent comfortably won all their matches without conceding a single goal to finish the tournament in the first place. They beat Stafford Prep School 1-0, Birchfield School 2-0, Old Vicarage School 2-0 and then Dixie Grammar School again 6-0.
Teaching Assistant, Sally Dowling, was delighted commenting, “It was a great day, the team were amazing, they played a super game, kept hold of the ball, passed confidently and were just on fire. We are incredibly proud of them all.”
Playing for Crescent were George B (Captain), Archie D, Eve F, Josh G (Goal Keeper), Harriett G, Sienna M (Goal Keeper), Amy R, Mathew T and Noah W.