Northwood 1st Team Hockey Win Hard Fought Victory Against Thomas More

The Northwood 1st hockey team started their season with a hard fought victory against a competitive Thomas More team.

Thomas More started as the stronger team and played some good hockey in the opening phases of the game. Northwood had to defend for large portions of the half and only created three goal scoring chances in the first half but some brilliant goal keeping from the Thomas More keeper kept the scores level going into the break.

The second half saw Northwood come out with more confidence and they started to dominate possession and as a result began to create goal scoring opportunities. The Thomas More goal keeper was in fantastic form again and was called upon to make some crucial saves. Northwood had a goal disallowed from a penalty corner variation after the ball was judged to have been dangerous to the defender. They then hit the post late in the game and it seemed like they weren’t going to be able to break down the resolute Thomas More defence. With four minutes left in the game Captain Gregory Wright stepped up and snatched the winner with a composed finish from a short corner variation, to get Northwood the victory.

Report By

Darryn Gallagher

MIC of Hockey

1st Team Hockey Coach

Northwood Championship Gala 2014

Not even the pouring rain could dampen the Northwood Spirit on the evening of our Championship Gala on Tuesday 4th of March.  Thank you to all our guests and primary school visitors for attending this event, your support and involvement makes this one of the highlights our  aquatic calendar.  Thank you to all our swimmers and student supporters, you gave of your best and made us very proud!

Best performances:

U14        Junvahn Singh

U15        Trent Dungey

U16        Troy Kircher

U17        Ryan Symington

Open     Tevin du Toit


Best Primary Schools’ Performance:

Runner up                           James Matthews (Chelsea)

Winner                                 Vernon Nel         (Umhali)   Broke the 50m Freestyle record set by L Erwee from Chelsea in 2013


Junior Victor Ludorum:

Runner up                           Juvahn Singh

Winner                                 Trent Dungey    Broke the 18 year old u15 50m Butterfly record set by A Carey in 1996


Senior  Victor Ludorum:

Runner up                           Ryan Symington

Winner                                 Tevin du Toit      Broke the Open 200m IM record set by Craig Fowle in 2005