Published on: 21 June 2016
Christ Church have retained the Tregonning Hockey Trophy, this year by a 16-point margin (60 to 44) against Hale School.
Head Coach of the First XI, Brendon Noble, said it was a fantastic win and congratulated the players and coaches involved.
“To have a competition where all teams contribute to the overall outcome is unique in the PSA Sport setting and offers all boys a chance to earn silverware for the School. We had a strong lead following the first round of fixtures and were confident heading into the final day. Christ Church had to win just one match to secure the trophy and did so early with a convincing fourth XI performance. Hale have had the better of Christ Church at First team level in recent years, but to get two wins this season is a measure of the hard work the squad has put in over the season.”
The Tregonning Trophy has a rich history linking Christ Church and Hale. The namesake of the trophy, Dr Donald Tregonning, captained Western Australia’s first State hockey team from 1928 until 1934, and was captain of the first Australian team in 1932.
With four generations linking the two schools and hockey, a bronze statue, presented to Dr Tregonning when Captain of the Australian Hockey Team, was offered by his family for the annual competition.