Juniors end of season

Posted by David Devincenzi-Clemens on 5 July 2018

The hockey pitch buzzing with activity for the final day of the 2017/2018 Junior's season.

In the 7 a side tournament the winners were already safely home but it was still all to play for for second and third place.

The 9 a side also went down to the wire. Had Falcons beaten Eagles in the last match there would have been a three way tie for first place but sadly this was not to be.

Over a hundred juniors have taken part in both cup and league matches this season, numbers which the GHA are very proud of. The interschool hockey tournament was also a huge success. These competitions give juniors the chance to play week in week out against both boys and girls, with the aim to prepare national squads for European challenges and then develop these players in the ladies’ and men’s leagues.

Results for this season were as follows:

7 a side Cup

Winners: Falcons White

Runners up: Falcons Blue and Grammarians boys

Third place: Grammarians girls

 

Most promising players:

Falcons White: Demi Wilkie

Falcons Blue: Kylie Duarte

Hawks: Lois

Grammarians boys: William Haynes

Grammarians girls: Amy Sene

 

Best players:

Falcons White: Paris Chelleram

Falcons Blue: Mollie Karp

Hawks: Thalia Marrache

Grammarians boys: Lewis Mifsud

Grammarians girls: Eva Guillem

 

9 a side Cup

Winners: Grammarians boys

Runners up: Eagles

Third place: Falcons

 

Most promising players:

Falcons: Anna Byrne

Eagles: Lee Soiza

Hawks: Paloma Osborne

Grammarians boys: Shay Green

Grammarians girls: Sophia Purkiss

Best players:

Falcons: Iris Hartman

Eagles: Jyron Zammit

Hawks: Katie Soobiah

Grammarians boys: Matthew Pilcher

Grammarians girls: Alexa Tilbury Chang
 

7 a side League

Winners: Falcons

Runners up: Grammarians girls

Third place: Hawks

It has to be mentioned here that a new Eagles boys team was entered in this competition and although they were not successful in their matches, they proved that they will definitely be in the running very soon and got a well deserved participation medal.

Most promising players:

Falcons: Maia Norton

Eagles: Ethan Goodwin

Hawks: Julia

Grammarians boys: Benny Hill

Grammarians girls: Pia Felipes

 

Best players:

Falcons: Erin Wilkie

Eagles: Darren Cerisola

Hawks: Gisella

Grammarians boys: Jaylen Zammit

Grammarians girls: Stella Rodriguez

 

9 a side League

Winners: Eagles

Runners up: Grammarians boys

Third place: Falcons

 

Most promising players:

Falcons: Reighann Olivero

Eagles: Leigh Dobinson

Hawks: Cris Diaz

Grammarians boys: Lance Prescott

Grammarians girls: Amy Guillem

 

Best players:

Falcons: Natalie Caetano

Eagles: Kyle Clinton

Hawks: Ellie Navarro

Grammarians boys: Ethan Balabn

Grammarians girls: Cellene Griffin

After the presentation the juniors thoroughly enjoyed running through the water sprays on the pitch, kindly put on by the GSLA who have worked tirelessly throughout the year. Once soaked, there was a brief chance to dry off before pizzas and drinks arrived – almost a hundred pizzas ordered!

All in all another successful season for the future players of today. Thanks must go to all coaches for their endless hours of voluntary coaching, the umpires, GSLA and all those involved in the organisation of the tournaments in any way.

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