Top team in Waikato hockey

Top team in Waikato hockey

20 September 2015

St Paul’s 1st XI is the top Waikato hockey team for 2015 after cracking the dominance of local rivals Hamilton Boys’ High School in a number of competitions.

The first success for St Paul’s was an annual fixture, the Matt Allen Trophy, against HBHS in early June. St Paul’s won the match 2-0, taking out the title and tearing the Bartholomew Cup from HBHS’s two-year grip. Winning the cup was a highlight for the team with the cup representing the best-of-the-best in schoolboy hockey.

Three weeks later St Paul’s won the Waikato secondary schoolboys’ A-grade in a nail biting 1-0 game against HBHS. Then, to finish off their mighty season on a high, St Paul’s placed fourth in the national Rankin Cup in September following Westlake Boys in first, St Andrew’s College in second and King’s College in third.