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National Schools Lacrosse Championships

The prestigious National Schools Lacrosse Championships hold a special place in the hearts of all lacrosse players and are the highlight of the game's calendar.

This year was no exception and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, U15A, U15B, U14A, U13A teams had all been training hard in preparation. Across the board, the teams played very well against some very stiff competition and all teams reached at least the final sixteen in their tournament. Two teams were successful in reaching the semi-finals with three teams reaching the quarter-finals and in Assembly, all the players were congratulated by the Headmistress, Mrs Emma McKendrick for their performance.

Deputy Games Captain, Claudia who plays in the 1st Team reports,
“Despite Storm Freya’s attempt to dampen their spirits, all of the teams showed great teamwork, grit and determination to produce some fantastic results. After two grueling days of competition, the 1st Team were unfortunate to be knocked out after a very close game against Bedford. The 2nd Team however, reached the quarter-finals after a spirited performance against Lady Eleanor Holles. A fantastic achievement!

On Monday, it was the turn of the U15As, U15Bs and 3rd Team to put all their hard work into practice and enjoyed a very successful day! The U15Bs came through a tough section to reach the quarter-finals, whilst both the U15As and 3rd Team reached the semi-finals. The 3rd Team was knocked out by the eventual Champions, St Catherine’s Bramley and the U15As lost to Benenden who scored a last-minute goal. To have two teams in the top four in the country is an outstanding achievement and all the teams should be commended for their high level of play and work rate.

On Tuesday, the U14As and U13As took to the pitch and continued to reach the high standards set by the senior teams. The U14s and U13s reached the last 16 and quarter-finals respectively. The U13s where knocked by the eventual Champions, Wycombe Abbey.”

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Posted: 13th Mar 2019


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