Students from Loughborough's Charnwood College compete for the Hockey Spring Cup

Students from ten of the David Ross Education Trust’s secondary academies came together to compete at the 2018 Hockey Spring Cup, held at Nottingham Hockey Centre.


Students from Tattershall’s Barnes Wallis Academy, Corby Glen’s Charles Read Academy, Loughborough’s Charnwood College, Grimsby’s Havelock Academy and Humberston Academy, Spilsby’s King Edward VI Academy, Corby’s Lodge Park Academy, Northampton’s Malcolm Arnold Academy, Lincolnshire’s Skegness Grammar School and Kirton’s Thomas Middlecott Academy competed in a number of hockey tournaments in a bid to secure one of the prestigious trophies.


Team GB and England Under 21s hockey player, Josh Pavis, was on hand to offer the students valuable advice and encouragement throughout the day.


Following tense competition, the team from Skegness Grammar School were crowned this year’s U13 Hockey Cup champions, with Tattershall’s Barnes Wallis Academy securing the U15 Hockey title. Northampton’s Malcolm Arnold Academy were also celebrating after winning the U13 Hockey Cup plate, and Corby Glen’s Charles Read Academy took home the U15 Hockey Cup plate.  




The annual Spring Cup is just one of the highlights within the Trust’s exclusive sports and enrichment programme that aims to motivate young people to be the best they can be, and allows sports enthusiasts to progress and compete against other teams, while developing many important life skills along the way. The tournament helps to give academies a focus, to build their game and challenge themselves through a number sporting events held throughout the year.


By providing an array of outstanding experiences, the Trust is committed to supporting talented athletes, encouraging them to excel at the highest of standards and develop their incredible talents.


Alice Page, Sports Enrichment Coordinator at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “The annual Spring Cup is a fantastic platform to help increase self-esteem, highlight the importance of team work and to engage and motivate our students.


“It has been truly inspiring to see so many young women representing their academies with pride and passion, and I hope this event has encouraged them to continue aiming high and striving for success in all they do.”