Qormi Hockey Club



Qormi 12s finish 2nd in the last Under 12 festival

Posted by QHN on June 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Qormi Under 12s finished their season in the 4th National festival that took place in Floriana.


Qormi needed to win the festival to be still in a position to finish top in the overall standings. However the very young Qormi team did not manage to win the festival and finished in 2nd place in the festival and also in the overall standings. This was the 1st time that in seven years that Qormi did not win this category. However this season, with a very young a new team it was clear that the Nursery intentions has been to work more on the introduction of new players in the Qormi setup.


Under 12s coach, also in his 1st experience, began the festival against Stelmar team. The Stelmar team decided to try to total defend the game and did not try to get out of the are. The Qormi kids found it difficult to penetrate the congested Stelmar dee. However it was 10 year old Bajada that managed to do the difference and scored the all important goal.


In the 2nd match against the very young home team, Floriana, Calleja opted to play with a more inexperienced team. This brought an easy win thanks to a hat trick from Nicole Zammit.


For the last and decisive match Calleja tried to play a more conservative game. However it was thanks to 10 year old keeper Kyle Aquilina that the Qormi team kept himself in the game. The keeper managed to save a stroke and several other open chances. Still at the end Sliema managed to score the well deserved goal and win the festival.


This season, Qormi Under 12s managed to introduce several new players that should be the backbone of the years to come.


Well done to all the Under 12s players.




                                         Under 12 players that took part in the 4th National festival



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