U14 Holland Hockey Tour

U14 Holland Hockey Tour

During half term, 18 U14 boys had the opportunity to put their hockey skills to the test as they embarked on a four day hockey tour to Holland. Some superb hockey was played by all players and it was brilliant to see players from the A, B and C team come together and work as one.

Based in Noordwijk, a quaint seaside town with a beautiful sandy beach, the boys started their tour off with a competitive game of beach football amongst themselves. This was the perfect warm-up for an evening training session at Noordwijk HC, with Caterham taking full advantage of the superb facilities at the club. 

The second day saw the tour have some fun at an indoor water park, a great opportunity for the group to gel as a team whilst enjoying themselves on the wide array of slides and pools on offer. They then moved onto another training session at Noordwijk HC before transferring over to The Hague for their first match against the always friendly HDM HC. This competitive match saw the boys come away 3-0 winners, with the defence staying strong and some great follow-up play from the attackers.

Friday saw us embark on a round of mini-golf before a trip to Liederdorp as we were welcomed by the always hospitable Alecto HC. The boys spent a great day at their club, enjoying some down-time and training sessions before starting the second match of the tour that evening. A closely fought game finished 2-0 to the hosts; however it could have gone either way in a game involving two evenly matched teams.

Our final day of the tour involved a triangular fixture between Caterham, HC Forescate and HC Voorhout. The boys finished the tour with a brilliant win in their final match, putting into practice what had been worked on in the training sessions and really playing for the Caterham badge. Overall, a brilliant tour with the boys doing their school proud with superb hockey. Well done to all!

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