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Barrow Hills' shortlisted in young sports team of the year award


On Friday 8th November, at the annual Sport Godalming Awards, Barrow Hills School’s triumphant U11 Hockey team came third in the Go Godalming Association Young Sports Team category. Sport Godalming is an independent body with a wide brief in local leisure and sports for Godalming and surrounding villages and this award recognises local sporting achievement and celebrates the Godalming community’s passion for sport.

The Barrow Hills U11 boys’ hockey team was nominated for the Sport Godalming award by their coach, James Clarke, after they scooped gold at the South Regional Schools In2Hockey finals earlier in the year. The triumph in the In2Hockey competition showcased the team’s real courage on the field as the boys were consistently pitched against teams from much bigger schools. A number of the players in the successful hockey team were also responsible for the School’s outright victory in the U11 Surrey Prep Schools Football Cup last November, which saw the Barrow Hills team do battle with 28 Surrey schools.

Commenting on Friday’s award announcement, Barrow Hills’ coaches Jonjo Conway and James Clarke said, “We simply could not be prouder of the team. Every single player has shown such resilience, dedication and at times bravery throughout the season but most important of all, each child has proved themselves to be a good sport on the field, showing a generosity of spirit and compassion for others. These are qualities that we encourage in our children, as part of the Barrow Hills School pupil profile.”

Published: November 13 2019

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