Primary school children from across the New Forest were given a ‘quick’ introduction to hockey.
The Arnewood School in New Milton played host to a ‘quicksticks’ hockey tournament and welcomed 90 children to its multi-sport astro turf pitches.
And in total 15 teams from those schools competed against one another – and Brockenhurst A took the top honours.
Throughout the event Arnewood’s sports leaders were on hand to assist the younger children and help with the organisation of the day.
Headteacher of The Arnewood School, Nigel Pressnell, said: “We were delighted to host such a fantastic sporting event for younger children in the New Forest.
“It was also an excellent experience for our own sports leaders who helped with the successful running of the event.
“Our astro-turf pitches were opened so we could not only get our own students playing a range of sports all year round but so that the local community could as well.”
Quicksticks has been designed as a good way of introducing children to hockey.
This form of the games sees two teams of four players competing against one another, using a larger, lighter and safer ball.
It is a fun, fast, safe and exciting game that has been designed so that anyone can take part, regardless of previous hockey experience.
Joining Brockenhurst A on the podium was second place Milford A and also third place Hordle A.
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