Last Season's Hockey
The school continued to make increased use of the Bridge Street astroturf and the benefits from training on a purpose-built surface as opposed to grass are considerable. As last year, individual and team performances have continued to improve.
U15 ISA Hockey
This team consists of a group of great friends and on the pitch this is evident by how they pass the ball around with ease and intelligence. Ella Pillidge scored all 3 of the Lucton goals during the tournament held at Cannock Hockey Club. Supported by great defence and energetic midfielders, the girls came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against St Edwards in their first game. Losses against The Chase, Dixie and Malvern were negated by an awesome game against Stafford Grammar School. We worked tirelessly for a 1-1 draw. Goal keeper Ellie Worgan had a superb game making endless saves from powerful opponents. Well done girls, you continue to be a joy to coach.
Outstanding 1st Team win
Trust was the basis of the win for a Lucton team that had never played together before. Believing that all our team mates were trying their hardest from the moment we left the bus meant the team could concentrate on playing good hockey to the best of our abilities in the scorching sunshine at Wrekin’s pitch. A 5-0 win was the result of allowing the fittest object on the pitch (the hockey ball) to do the work for us. Moving the ball is always more effective than moving with the ball. When individuals were struggling, we utilised rolling substitutions effectively to maintain a good match pace. A big welcome and congratulations to our new Sixth Form students Anna and Emily whose 1st performances for Lucton School were essential for the team victory.
Shona McCallin visit
We had a very special visitor in the spring, as Shona McCallin, Team GB Olympic Hockey Gold Medallist, spent the day with us. Shona gave fantastic presentations at the Prep School in the morning and in the Memorial Hall in the afternoon and spent all the time in between in workshops with pupils from all parts of the school. The pupils really enjoyed the workshops and one group also went to Bridge Street with Mr Johnson for a hockey session and we were the first people to use the recently refurbished artificial surface.