The first competition for Rise Park this year was a Quickstix hockey tournament at Highfields Hockey Centre. 20 teams took part in the Yr. 5/6 Quicksticks hockey tournament playing across 8 pitches.
It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon with plenty of matches being played. Teams were put into 4 pools in a round robin format, the top 2 teams from each pool then took part in the play-off matches, whilst the remaining teams continued to play friendly matches.
All the games were refereed by Central College leaders who received Quicksticks training prior to the tournament.
Our team this year was a very inexperienced team and many of the pupils had not played before, however after 1 hour training session the team seemed to have took to the rules very quickly. This showed in the tournament as our team powered through the group stage to get into the play offs. We eventually finished 4th overall which truly shows how much hard work and teamwork can get you through a tournament.
Below you will see pictures from the afternoon.