School sport: Redmile and Stathern win area hockey titles

Year 5 and 6 quicksticks winners Redmile Primary School EMN-160510-171457002
Year 5 and 6 quicksticks winners Redmile Primary School EMN-160510-171457002
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Schools from across the borough were invited to take part in the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Melton and Belvoir School Games Quicksticks Hockey Tournament.

A total 17 teams headed to Melton Sports Village, the home of Melton Hockey Club to take part. Quicksticks aims to introduce children to hockey, and is a four-a-side game which can be played on any surface, using a larger, lighter and safer ball.

Stathern's Year 3 and 4 team will join Redmile at the School Games Summer Championships next year EMN-160510-171507002

Stathern's Year 3 and 4 team will join Redmile at the School Games Summer Championships next year EMN-160510-171507002

Schools battled it out in group stages for a top four position and a place in the semi-finals.

In the Year 5 and 6 semi-finals, Redmile A overcame Waltham and Old Dalby A got past Great Dalby B to reach the final where Redmile claimed the gold medal with a 3-1 win.

Waltham finished in bronze position, and Great Dalby B were fourth. Redmile B and Stathern settled for joint fifth following a draw, Great Dalby A ended up in sixth position followed by Spirit of the Games winners Sherard and Old Dalby B.

After a series of draws in the Year 3 and 4 competition, Stathern denied Redmile the double, by beating them 2-0 in the final.

Spirit of the Games winners Waltham and Great Dalby shared the bronze after losing out in the semi-finals.

They were followed by Harby A and Harby B, who were joint fifth, and Sherard and Great Dalby B who finished joint seventh.

The winning teams from Redmile and Stathern who will go on to represent Melton and Belvoir at the School Games Summer Championships next year.

Organisers wish to congratulate all of the pupils who took part and thank the students from John Ferneley College and the Melton Sport and Health Alliance for supporting the event.