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January 29, 2016
by Fallibroome Admin
Our under 19’s have qualified for the National finals for the third year in a row for this squad. This year they will be joined by our under 14’s who have also progressed from the North West Round.
Both teams progressed from the North West round which was held at Wright Robinson Sports College on Saturday, both had tough fixtures to get into the knockout stages but were determined to progress.
Our under 19’s who have built up a big reputation after their dominance in the area, were the team to beat on Saturday. Their strong performances continued after impressive wins against Sedbergh, Stonyhurst, Oldham Sixth Form and Wirral Grammar School in the group stages. They comfortably progressed into the semi-final where they faced Kings, Macclesfield. A win meant a place in the national finals for the third consecutive year. The girls progressed into the final but they were not content with progressing to the National Finals as runners-up they made sure they become North West champions at the same time after a great performance in the final saw them beat Oldham Sixth Form. It is a great achievement for this squad to have the experience of playing in a National Final again.
After seeing the older age group become National Champions last year our U14’s had some great inspiration to try to get into the finals as well. They faced a very tough group where they impressed with wins against Clitheroe Royal Grammar (7-4), Range High School (13-7), Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (10-4) and only losing out to Stockport Grammar 10-4. The girls went through to the semi-finals in 2nd place, meaning they faced Bridgewater who had topped their group. Going into the semi-finals as under dogs, the girls put in a brilliant performance and won 10-7. The celebrations of another team in the National Finals could begin with both finalists progressing to the Nationals irrespective of the result. The final saw Fallibroome meet Bury Grammar School and despite the girls putting their all into the final, they just lost out 7-5. Regardless of the loss, the girls did themselves and the school proud and to reach the National Final at their first attempt is a brilliant achievement. The girls will now look to emulate the older teams success as they challenge to become National Champions.
Both squads will now travel down to Roedean School in Brighton for the finals in March with both teams aiming to bring back more National Success for Fallibroome.