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23 May 2018
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East U14 kate ciara 600wCongratulations to Ciara (Upper 4) and Kate (Lower 4) who represented the Under 14 East District Hockey team at the weekend and won the Scottish Inter-District Tournament!

Report from Kate:

Scottish Inter-District Under 14 Hockey Tournament 2018

The Under 14 girls Inter-District Hockey Tournament was held on the 20 May in Glasgow at the National Hockey Centre. Eight Scottish districts took part in the tournament, West, East, South, South West, North, Midland, Highlands and Hybrid. Ciara in Upper 4 and I in Lower 4 were lucky enough to be picked for the Under 14 East District squad, which consisted of 18 players.

On the morning of the tournament we had to wake up very early to get a bus at 7am with all the team to Glasgow. We were in a pool with West, Midland and Hybrid. Our first and second matches were against Hybrid and Midland and we won both of them. The third match was against West, which we lost 1-0. West scored from a short corner however the score would have been level but our goal was disallowed. Even though we lost against West we still got into the semi-final as the top two districts in each pool went through. In the semi-final we played South-West and we won. It was really exciting because then we knew we were through to the final.

In the final we were up against West again. Our coach and captain gave us a pep talk and that made us believe we could beat them. In the first few minutes West scored a goal but that didn’t put us down. We were determined to win. Then after their goal we scored three goals against them and with two minutes to go we knew we had won. It was an amazing atmosphere as everyone was cheering from the stadium. They also did an end of match count down! It was a great experience and one that I will always remember! I loved it!!!
 

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