Hope Academy make progress
Hope Academy progressed to the semi final stage of the North West Carnegie Champion School Year 10 competition with 18-4 victory over Buile Hill High School.
In a tough encounter – played at Haydock Warriors ARLFC – Hope took an early lead and slowly built up a commanding 14-0 lead.
Despite the best efforts of Salford-based Buile Hill – who managed a try of their own – the Hope defence proved to be too strong and the close out the game to win 18-4.
“The lads were faced with a massive challenge after coming together as a team following the merger of Newton High and St Aelreds,” said PE teacher and coach Paul Crook.
“However, their hard work in training has really paid off and they can be proud of their success.”
“The help of the community coaches from St Helens has been really appreciated. The sessions they have put on have been really beneficial and they have even helped out by refereeing some of our games.”
“A big thank you also has to Haydock Warriors for letting us use their excellent facilities.”
Hope are now just for games away from booking their place in the prestigious Carnegie Champion Schools Finals which will take place later this summer.