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Year 6 and 7 hockey trip to Holland

A group of budding hockey players from Year 6 and 7, along with our friends at Nottingham Girls’ High School, recently embarked on a sporting adventure to the Netherlands. Despite an early start, the girls were excited to meet new friends, travel via the Eurotunnel, and get stuck into the tournaments. 

The girls experienced lots of fantastic match play over the weekend. Between our two GDST schools, we made up four squads who played against foreign opposition from two different clubs and they also got the opportunity to meet Thijs Van Dam, a top first-team player who represented Holland at the World Cup.

As well as playing hockey, the girls enjoyed some much-deserved downtime, they took in all the sights, went bowling, and had ice cream on the seafront. It was an amazing trip and it was lovely to have two GDST schools merge together to make one huge hockey squad family. The girls made some great friends and created memories that will last a lifetime.

“It was a great experience and I loved being challenged by Rotterdam in the matches, the highlight was definitely meeting Thijs Van Dam.” Sophie, Year 6

“It was a great experience and I loved watching the men’s first team playing top-level hockey, it was amazing.” Violet, Year 6

“This trip has really improved my hockey skills, I really enjoyed the coaching session that was delivered from the Rotterdam club and it was a great experience.” Katie, Year 6

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