U11 Hockey and Netball vs. Chesham Prep
Prep Year 6 girls hosted Chesham Prep at The Upper for a hockey and netball tournament just before the end of the Lent Term. The first sport of the day was hockey and the girls had to cast their minds back to the Michaelmas Term to remember their finely-tuned skills. Chesham are a very strong hockey side but The Perse gave them some tough opposition. It was 2-0 at half time but this did not deter The Perse. The girls came back fighting in the second half and kept Chesham at bay for a while. The final score was 4-0 following some super shots on goal from their strikers. For The Perse, Holly Jones put in a sterling performance as goal keeper, deflecting far more goals than were let in, and was ably supported by TT Owers in defence.
Following this match, the girls were split into three mixed teams. Entering into the mixing spirit, the teams named themselves Chesper, Persham and the Stripy Bananas! The tournament culminated in some tense penalty flicks for 2nd and 3rd place, with Stripy Bananas emerging as the overall winners. Mel West proved extremely handy at outwitting the goalie alongside TT Owers, who scored the deciding flick.
After a hearty lunch the girls were ready to turn their sporting minds to netball. The afternoon began with a match between the two schools which finished in a nail-biting 4-4 draw. Following this match, the girls again split up into mixed teams for a mini netball tournament.
At the end of the day, Chesham presented The Prep with a shield to celebrate the sporting standard of the day, and we hope this will be the start of a long tradition between the two schools.