Hockey_2106The third annual Sam White Shield hockey tournament saw thirteen teams of children competing this year at the Magnus Sports Centre in Newark.

The event, organised by Tim Burch of Newark Hockey Club, attracted entrants from Barnby Road Academy, Mount, Sir Donald Bailey Academy, William Gladstone, Newark, St Peter’s, Farndon, John Hunt and Chuter Ede, Balderton, Long Bennington, Dean Hole, Caunton, Lowe’s Wong, Southwell, Muskham, Bleasby and Coddington.

A late goal helped Bleasby win 2–1 over Coddington in the final and take home the shield. Bleasby pupil, Charlie Davis was voted player of the competition and his school will also look after Sam’s hockey stick for the coming year.

Magnus Academy students ensured the smooth running of the competition, with twelve students acting as Sports Leaders during the day of the competition.

Pam said:

“Sam’s legacy isn’t just about raising money, but about getting as many people as possible involved in sport.

“I’m so pleased that more young people are getting the chance to play and they have shown there is a lot of talent here.

“Hockey was Sam’s favourite sport, whether he was playing at Barnby Road or coaching when he wasn’t able to play competitively.”