Many years have elapsed, since Fatima College’s hockey glory days, of the late 80’s and 90’s when we dominated the Secondary Schools Hockey scene, thanks to our many coaches over the period. Special mention goes to Marc Bourhill & Derek Lee, who had to lay a solid foundation from 2000 to the present day. Now in 2011, under the guidance of a new coach, Bruce Tang Nian, Fatima has once again become a force to be reckoned with in the field of hockey.
While hockey is not a mainstream sport in Trinidad and Tobago, changes had to be made to the standard 11 side teams in competitions in order to facilitate the continuity of the sport in Secondary Schools. Fatima has adapted well, and our boys unceasingly strive on for excellence. Case in point is Fatima’s Under 15 hockey team who was crowned 1st during the last Sept-November Indoor season. None other that Fatima’s very own: Jordan Vieira was awarded the title of MVP as well as Most Goals scored. Our Under 20 hockey team placed 2nd last season. Special mention must be made of Andrew Vieira and Ryan Daniel who helped steer us to our victory! Our hockey teams were also at the Outdoor arena, as our Under-20 side placed 3rd for the competition spanning Jan-Apr 2010.
Let’s not forget the remarkable achievements of Andrew Vieira. At age 16, August 2010 Pan American Indoor qualifiers in Caracus, Venezuela, scoring vs Argentina. He then went to Holland on trials, although he didn’t make the final cut, it was great even to be considered. Andrew was also a regular member on the U21 National Team, representing his country at the C.A.C. Games. Evidently, Fatima’s hockey team remains a force to be reckoned with.
Fatima’s Hockey team practices Monday and Thursday at the School’s ground.
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