Bicester Area In2Hockey Festival

The Cooper School hosted the Bicester Area In2Hockey Festival for children in Year 5 and 6. The winners were King’s Meadow and in second place was Chesterton. Congraulations to both schools who have qualified for the North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership Final, which is due to take place at The Cooper School on the 22nd March.

The event was attended by ten schools; Brookside, Glory Farm, King’s Meadow, Chesterton, Longfields, Langford, Fritwell, Charlton-on-Otmoor, St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Burepark,  with a total of 16 teams taking part from across the Bicester and Cooper School’s Cluster. The tournament started off with all teams being divided into 4 pools and playing each team. Round 2 was made up from the winners from Round 1 playing a round robin.  All the runners up from the 1st round, playing for the plate certificate. All 3rd placed teams playing for bowl certificates and the 4th placed teams playing for the shield certificates.


Cup Certificate

Winners – King’s Meadow 1

Runners up – Chesterton 1


Plate Certificate

Winners - Langford 2

Runners up -Longfield


Bowl Certificate

Winners – Burepark

Runners up – Fritwell 1


Shield Certificate

Winners – Brookside 2 and Glory Farm 2

Runners up – Chesterton 2


The competition provided the primary children with the opportunity to put their skills to the test. The standard of play was very high and the competition became fierce, showing determination and team work. Young Leaders from The Cooper School warmed the children up and expertly umpired the matches. Nick from Bicester Hockey Club signposted the young players to further playing opportunities at their local club.

All children at the festival received participation certificates, with the winners and runners up from each pool being presented with certificates.

During the event, the Spirit of the Games, Respect was a focus area and sporting behaviour was demonstrated by the young participants throughout.


“Another excellent event.”


“My son came home saying he wanted to join Bicester Hockey Club on Sunday mornings!”


“The children really enjoyed the event. We thought that the leaders (and particularly their umpiring) were very impressive.”


Well done and thank you to the Cooper School leaders who umpired very efficiently and grew in confidence.



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