Shrewsbury School

Severn Hill win the inaugural Junior House Hockey League

Thursday 14 March 2013

This term saw the inaugural Junior House Hockey League - a 5-a-side tournament on Monday afternoons, open to any 3rd to 5th former not already committed to a Monday afternoon Sports change option. 

Each Monday afternoon, snow permitting, around 50 boys met to play their various Group matches, until the top two from each Group went forward to a Semi-final.  The strongest sides during the Group stages were clearly School House and Severn Hill, so it seemed only right that these two were able to dispatch Oldham’s and Rigg’s in their respective Semi-finals to meet in the Final.

Thus, with the sun setting on an ever-freezing afternoon - so cold that the match ball became too brittle and broke in two from a well-hit stroke by Henry Fletcher-Wilson! - the two teams gave battle.  That the match went into extra time was a reflection of the even-ness in teams, but finally, in the dusk, Severn Hill, under the captaincy of Alex Bird, scored the winning goal, to win 3-2 and receive the first ever Junior House Hockey Trophy.

JVL

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