Castleford and Settle make Odsal Finals
Seven Year 11 Girls teams travelled from all over England and Wales to the National Festival on Wednesday 23 March, which was held at Halton Farnworth Hornets.
The event saw teams from Halton, Warrington, Wakefield, North Yorkshire, London and even West Wales.
After each of the teams played each other once in a round robin format, Castleford High and Settle College emerged as the top two and they go through to the Carnegie Champions Schools National Finals on Wednesday 4 May at Odsal Stadium, home of Engage Super League side Bradford Bulls.
The day was a massive success and was played out in glorious Widnes sunshine and everyone who attended seemed to enjoy the day.
The event was again helped by a group of fantastic volunteers who worked tirelessly all day to ensure it ran smoothly.
Onto the action itself and Castleford High finished top of the group with eleven points after winning five of their six games.
Standout performances throughout the day came from Jodie Wilkinson, Ellie Smith and Aleisha O’Neil and they will be a force at the Finals.
Settle College will join them at Odsal Stadium after they achieved ten points over their six matches.
Lauren Stallwood, Rosie Rushton and Sophie Akrigg all played extremely well and were supported excellently by their teammates and they will also be a threat come 4 May.
Other standout players included Tregib’s Jodie Williams, Feltham College’s Lydia Woodard and Diane Domingues and Bullers Wood’s Rachel Moore.
All players, coaches and volunteers should be congratulated on an excellent event and an enjoyable day all round.
Full list of results
Wade Deacon 0-6 Bullers Wood
Settle College 12-6 Feltham College
Castleford High 10-0 Cardinal Newman
Feltham College 4-6 Tregib
Wade Deacon 0-6 Cardinal Newman
Settle College 0-0 Castleford High
Bullers Wood 12-0 Cardinal Newman
Feltham College 6-18 Castleford High
Wade Deacon 0-14 Settle College
Tregib 12-0 Cardinal Newman
Feltham College 12-10 Wade Deacon
Bullers Wood 0-0 Settle College
Castleford High 6-0 Bullers Wood
Settle College 18-0 Cardinal Newman
Wade Deacon 6-14 Tregib
Feltham College 12-4 Cardinal Newman
Wade Deacon 0-18 Castleford High
Settle College 18-0 Tregib
Bullers Wood 6-6 Feltham College
Castleford High 24-0 Tregib
Bullers Wood 12-0 Tregib
by Ashley Lambell