During the April school holiday, College participated in the Fairmont U18 Hockey Festival in Durbanville.
College’s first match was played against De Kuilen and won the match convincingly 7-1, which was a great start. In the second match College played against Fairbairn and beat them 5-0.
The third match, and final pool match, was against Paarl Gim. They played really well in the first half and the score was 1-1 at half time. In the second half the Somerset College boys played a faster game of hockey and ended the match with a resounding 4-1 victory.
The next two matches played were cross pool matches against the other two top teams from Pool D. College beat Hugenote 4-0 and DF Malan 2-0.
In the final College met the Krugersdorp team; a tough, physical team. College won multiple short corners but unfortunately could not utilise these opportunities to score. Nic Selai, the College goalkeeper, made two terrific saves to keep the score to 0-0 and the match remained deadlocked until the final whistle. The match then went straight to 8 second showdowns and Krugersdorp’s goalkeeper was superb in the showdowns to help Krugersdorp High to victory.
College finished 2nd at the Fairmont Festival out of 16 teams.
Somerset College hockey is proudly sponsored by Helderview BMW.