142 HOCKEY U 16C The side enjoyed a successful season and can reflect on some excellent performances. The most pleasing aspect of this team was their ability to apply what they had learnt in match situations. They progressed into a team that put aside individualistic patterns of play and focused on playing structured hockey with an emphasis on ball speed, staying out of contact and building on attack. As a result, they achieved some memorable wins. Highlights of the season include a cracker of a match against Maritzburg College, which saw the team play above themselves despite a hear t-breaking last-minute goal against the run of play, and a clinical performance against St Stithians. Perhaps the finest match of the season was against Glenwood in the final match.The team found themselves 0 – 3 down at half time but fought back magnificently to draw the game in the last minute. This team showed fighting qualities and character and it was a pleasure coaching them. Neil Peacock: Played: 11 Won: 6 Lost: 3 Drew: 2 U 16D The mighty D hockey team showed guts and determination to pull off a number of momentous victories and were unlucky to lose a number of marginal games. What was most impressive was the level of commitment shown by the boys, some of whom had never played hockey. Games were played with enthusiasm and good humour, with the onfield banter a highlight. The boys encouraged one another and displayed genuine enjoyment while taking to what often looked like a battlefield, such was the intensity of the games played. The highlights of the season were the victories over Westville and Michaelhouse. Against Westville, the team showed unflinching courage in defending their lead. Gavin Keeley is to be commended on his strong leadership of the team. Matt Saville Played: 11 Won: 4 Lost: 6 Drew: 1 U 16E The team wasn’t one of the better skilled teams but they never gave up on the field. It was composed of mainly grade 9s and by the end of the season everybody had improved their basic skills and developed some technique. The striking pair of Phillip Kirby and Simon de Klerk caused trouble for the defending team and Sashin Moodley, TyronWood and Liam Lundall were solid in the midfield. Daniel Woods, James Aitkenhead, Nikiel Gopichand and Michael Hurley were solid defenders and learnt to trust each other. But the star player of the team was the trustwor thy keeper : Liam Hobden, who stopped almost everything that got past the defenders. I would like to sincerely thank my captain, Michael Hurley, for his organisational skills and for being a pillar of strength for the back line. Manzini Zungu Played: 9 Lost: 7 Drew: 2 With grateful thanks to the Koenig Family