After their National Indoor achievements the Seaford Hockey boys kept up their outstanding performances by winning the Sussex 6’s and then going on to beat Cranleigh in the National Plate Competition.
The team travelled to Eastbourne College and played in the Sussex 6’s Tournament. 12 teams participated and after beating Eastbourne College in the semi-final the team took on Lancing in the final. With a brilliant display of hockey, they won comfortably and added to their list of achievements, a trophy and medals to their 2014 collection.
A couple of days later the team played Cranleigh in the u18 National Knock-Out. With the team seeing the support of their Headmaster and Deputy Head on the sideline, they played their best hockey of the year and came out victorious by 4 goals to 1. Laurie Bowden and Hendrik Geyer were outstanding, with Geyer scoring a hat-trick and Bowden a brilliant Short Corner. Dan Jones was excellent in goal and Johann Von Stechow marshalled the defence and created attack after attack. Eckart Geyer said: “It is great to win a tournament anywhere in the world but to win one at school you will remember it forever, we must now concentrate on the National Tournament.” Steve Paxton, Seaford’s International Hockey Coach, said: ” This team makes it look very simple but their skill level is extremely high and that coupled with how hard they practice will hopefully feed down to the other teams and players at Seaford which is our overall 5 year rolling plan for hockey at the school.”