From the Sports Department…

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The half term started with Burton Hathow’s biggest sporting achievement so far. After the previous terms performance by the U11 mixed hockey team we decided to enter the ISA Midlands U11 Mixed Hockey Tournament at Cannock Hockey Club in Staffordshire. 
The BH children were nervous on arrival as they didn’t know what the competition would be like. There were 12 teams present from all around the Midlands area. We started the Tournament in a group of 6, with the top 2 to going through to semi-finals. Winning 4 matches and drawing 1, we scored an impressive 19 goals while conceding 0. This put us through as winners into the semis where we beat a school from Birmingham  2-1 to reach the final. 
The final would be a tough game against Crackley Hall who were 4 time previous winners. BH started brightly, an early goal settled any nerves that were present. The defence was rock solid all game and didn’t look like conceding at all. The final whistle went and the celebrations could start! Burton Hathow were ISA U11 Midlands Mixed Hockey Champions! 
Although we were the smallest school by far of all those taking part, it showed what talent we have. Every member of the team should be proud of their contribution to this amazing victory. Special mention must go to George and Flynn for leading the team so well on the day.
The following  week  the U11 Girls Hockey team hosted Wellow House at home. Several U9 girls were making their debut for BH. The game was a tight affair, which we won 2-0. Excellent leadership from Remi. Charlotte and Ellie Eve showed fantastic potential in the game. 
We visited HIghfields School for their annual cross country meet. A huge competition with 14 schools entering. The standard was very good. Our best result was in the U9 Boys race where George finished 3rd and Sebastian finished 4th. Again the PE staff were proud that our students ran hard. 
The last hockey game of the term came against Lincoln Minster mixed U13s. A good fixtures to test ourselves against older children. We came away from the game learning lots but unfortunately losing 7-5. Mr Bell was happy with the result and the outcomes from the game.  
Fantastic term of rugby from all boys and girls involved at different stages throughout the term. All boys and girls have improved, their knowledge and understanding has increased and this has been clear to see in training and in fixtures. We have had two tough U11 fixtures against Ranby House, where we narrowly lost on both occasions. However, the performance from the U11 boys was the best performance of the season. Both the U8s and U9s have continued working hard and being successful in their fixtures. When both year groups have come together they have been a pleasure to teach as all boys are eager to learn and do well. A massive well done to all involved and I look forward to coming back after Christmas to start the football term.