Fourways High hockey boys wins Aitken Trophy

STARS: Fourways High School boys hockey first team.


Fourways High School’s boys first hockey team competed in the Aitken Trophy Tournament, the highlight of the season for schools’ first hockey teams.

This year, the tournament was held at King Edward VII School.

Kate Palmer, Fourways High School’s first team boys hockey manager said, “The first game was Fourways High School against HeronBridge, a game that was well played and saw Fourways victorious, winning 4–0.”

She continued, “With the extra boost behind us, we faced Monument High School, a very fast-paced and strong game but, unfortunately, we lost 1–0.”

Pelmer said, “The last game of the day was Edenvale High versus Fourways High School and we triumphed 2–0. This put us through to the next round which was the quarter-finals.”

Palmer added that on day two, the weather shifted but the Fourways team did not let a little rain slow them down and, in an outstanding game, they conquered Randpark High School 2–0 which meant the team was into the semifinals to play against Redhill School.

“With the mindset of a fresh game and a very wet Astroturf, the boys remained determined and focused and it was an outstanding game by both teams,” she said.

“Overriding passion and persistence through all the conditions saw Fourways High School win 2–0 and this sent us into the final of the Aitken B league, with our rivals, who were none other than Monument High School.”

Palmer added that the final was a nail-biting affair as Monument gave it their all, but Fourways came through winning 1–0. For winning the Aitken B-league, the Fourways team gained automatic promotion to the A-league next year.

“As a school we could not be more proud of our first team boys – the hockey legends that they truly are.”

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