Writing: Rowan McGirr (Year 9)
Editing: Soorya Thavaraj (Year 13)
Inter-house sporting competitions are an integral part of the Challoner’s House Competition and so when House Hockey normally comes around, in order to win valuable house points, students are eager to take part. This year’s event was no different, producing an array of spectacular matches and goals from all years involved. The matches were played in the format of a round robin with every house battling it out against the rest to become the victors.
In Year 7 there were numerous heated matches with Thorne coming out on top; close behind them were Foxell and Pearson. Year 8 continued to produce displays of great teamwork and skill which resulted in some high-quality goals, with Foxell eventually being crowned victors. In second and third were Thorne and Pearson respectively. The Year 9 competition was also very tense; Thorne were, having previously won all the House Hockey competitions, looking for another successful victory and gain those all-important house points. However, that was not the case as Rayner shocked the favourites to come out as the winners with blistering performances in all games. Thorne were close behind in the points tally, coming in second, and Holman did very well to come in third. Huge credit has to be given to the Pearson team who propped up the table; despite only having four men they still persevered to compete and gave their best efforts. As always, well done to everyone for making the event so special by delivering such high levels of skill and commitment; and to the Sports Team for running the event.