Award-winning hockey season for St Paul’s

Award-winning hockey season for St Paul’s First XI Boys' Hockey

6 September 2022

2022 has been one of the most successful seasons for the First XI Boy’s and Girls' Hockey teams. Both teams saw enormous growth and consequently reaped the results in an award-winning season.

June saw the First XI Boys' Hockey team win the Forster Shield in the Waikato Secondary School Boys Hockey A grade competition. This then led the boys to take the win in the Midlands Intercity Secondary School Hockey Competition in August, which saw major confidence built within the team.

The Rankin Cup, hockey nationals, was the next major event beginning on Monday 29 August. Six days of games saw the First XI Boys' into the semi-final where they beat New Plymouth Boys' High School 3-2. The boys all received bronze medals as part of their victory and were also awarded the Bartholomew Cup.

The First XI Girls' Hockey team raced to the top of their division at New Zealand’s Premier Secondary School Tournament. After beating Auckland Diocesan, Saint Kentigern College, Craighead Diocesan School and Waikato Diocesan, the girls secured a place in the semi-final.

The semi-final against Napier Girls' High School saw a 0-0 draw at full-time, leading the game into a penalty shoot out which St Paul’s convincingly won 3-0.

St Paul’s First XI Girls' Hockey team beat King’s College in the final 1-0 and were awarded the Marie Fry Trophy and nationally ranked 17th.