What an honour, and a great achievement, for Stamford High School to be (once again) one of 16 teams from the counties of Lincolnshire, Kent, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Hertfordshire to compete at a high level of quality hockey in this year’s National Schools’ (Regional Round) In2Hockey Championship. The U13 team were pooled against Coopers Coburn, Town Close and Bedford Girls’ School drawing (0-0), winning (1-0: C Dean) and losing (0-3) in each respective game. The results of the pool games were very close and we narrowly missed out on progressing to the later rounds of the Regional Championships with a greater goal difference than that of Coopers (only 1 goal!). So, game faces on, we head into the playoffs for 9-12th position verses Framlingham (L 1-3: C Dean), Lincoln Minster (W 4-1: E Stones 1, R Sumner 1, I Laventure 2) and Haileybury (L 0-2). A final position of 11th out of 16 is very creditable against some outstanding teams. Well done to the squad for remaining tenacious throughout the day. Veritable evidence of the Team Around You, Lighting Fires and Stamfordian Spirit!