Lightning & Leafs
St Christopher’s Junior School stepped in as a last-minute host for the Bahrain Mini-Olympics U11s Girls Hockey on Wednesday 21 March. Two teams from Shaikha Hessa School and a select team from Sacred Heart joined the two St Chris teams – ‘Leafs’ and ‘Lightning’ – for the 4-a-side hockey tournament in the ‘Cage’. After playing each other once, it was ‘Leafs’ and ‘Lightning’ who topped the table and were paired against their counterparts of Shaikha Hessa. With identical 3-0 wins, ‘Leafs’ and ‘Lightning’ met in the final and just as it had been in their group game and ‘Leafs’ came out the victors. Well played to all the teams involved who displayed great sportsmanship and determination throughout each game. Thanks go to the Bahrain Olympic Committee and Mr David Axtell who made it all happen.
‘Leafs’: Emily Elsdon, Isabel Looby, Yasmin Khalaifat, Zara Pettitt, Noha Barbir.
‘Lightning’: Maria Symeonidis, Esther Duell, Meher Malhotra, Lara Najeeb, Carma El Ali.