Malvern welcomed 13 teams from seven prep schools to its annual U11 Girls’ Hockey Festival and Coaching Day, with teams from The Downs Malvern, Abberley Hall, Moor Park, Packwood Haugh, Prestfelde, The Elms & Beaudesert Park represented.
In the morning players received coaching on a variety of topic areas headed up by Malvern’s Teacher i/c Hockey, Mark Moss, including a specialist goalkeeping clinic. This was followed by an expanded two-tier festival of matches played on Malvern’s newly built water-based pitch and sand-based pitch. The standard of the hockey was excellent and it was great to see players using skills that they had learnt that morning.
A great day of Hockey was finished with a presentation of prizes. Congratulations to this year’s winners, Beaudesert Park, who won both the A team and B team competitions. We wish all the schools well for their forthcoming seasons.