Surbiton High School 12 Hour Hockathon

On Saturday 29th June, 90 pupils and members of staff took part in the inaugural Surbiton High School 12 hour ‘Hockathon’ which took place at the newly opened Oaken Lane Sports Facility.

Students from years 7 to 13 participated and competed alongside staff, in two teams for the chosen charities. The ‘Green Team’ represented CRY and the ‘Silver Team’ represented Youth Sport Trust (YST). The money raised will be split equally between these two charities.

The girls very much enjoyed playing and competing with girls in other age groups, as well as a number of staff including Mr Edmonds, Mr Martin, Mr Smith, Ms Woodall and Mr Dodd. They were absolutely delighted when Ms Haydon joined in and scored her first ever hockey ‘hat-trick’! We were also very honoured to be joined by two Patrons from the charities – Alison Waters from CRY and Jeanette Kwakye from YST – and would like to thank them for their participation.

The score remained close throughout the day with the lead changing numerous times. Thanks to some competitive year nines with fresh legs after lunch, the game kept its pace and competitive nature all day. Final score was CRY 60 – 53 YST.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in making the ‘Hockathon’ such a successful and enjoyable event. Special mention goes to 6th Form pupils Susie Bird, Mariella Blackmore, Nancy Picton, Bethan Baxter, Steph Gunn and Jenny McGowan-Downey for completing the full event.

Special thanks go to Mr Smith, Mrs Leckie, Mrs Verity and Mr Fisk for helping the event go so smoothly and to all who donated. The total currently stands at just over £4000 with more sponsorship forms to come in.

If you would like to donate please visit the following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/shshockathon

Ms Haydon commented: “Wonderful atmosphere for 12 hours of the hockathon. It was truly humbling to see pupils and staff enjoying themselves and playing sport whilst raising a substantial amount of money for two worthy charities. The event epitomizes the Surbiton spirit. My thanks go to all those involved but especially Mr Culnane, Head of Hockey, for masterminding the event.”