St Norbert’s are Quick learners

Sainsbury games at Spalding Hockey Club Surfleet'St Norberts school ANL-150127-123824001
Sainsbury games at Spalding Hockey Club Surfleet'St Norberts school ANL-150127-123824001
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Youngsters from St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School in Spalding are top of the class when it comes to Quicksticks Hockey.

They topped the 12 teams taking part in the Spalding round of the Quicksticks Competition 2014-15 and will go on to play against winning schools from the Bourne, Deeping, Holbeach and Long Sutton rounds in February.

It is part of the Sainsbury’s School Games programme delivered by Stamford-based Agilitas Sports which aims to increase the number of pupils participating and competing in sport. Twelve teams took part in Tuesday’s event at Spalding Hockey Club’s Surfleet ground.

Sports leaders from Spalding Grammar School warmed up the players with practice sessions, before games were played in pools, progressing to knockout stages, to determine the winners.

Ruper Gibson, from Agilitas Sports, said: “The standard of play was excellent and the Sports Leader pupils did a great job managing the teams and umpiring the games.”

Ayscoughfee Hall School, Spalding, A team finished as runners-up, with the A team from John Harrox Primary School, Moulton, third, and St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School, Spalding, A team fourth.

Also taking part were Pinchbeck East C of E Primary A and B teams, St John the Baptist C of E Primary School, Spalding, Ayscoughfee Hall B team, Monkshouse Primary School, Spalding, John Harrox School B team, St Bartholomew’s School B team and Gosberton House School, Spalding.

For information on School Games Competitions in your area go to www.agilitassports.com