JCSC school column: Girls on huge high after football win

On May 16, seven Year 6 girls set off to play in the final of a spectacular football tournament.

Leading up to the tournament, the team had trained tremendously hard, playing the first stages at St Paul’s Middle School in Alnwick and winning.

The semi-finals were held at the Duke’s Middle School and we won there. It was an amazing but tense day, first playing the Duke’s A team, followed by Duke’s B team and ending the run with a match against Seahouses.

This last game was a really tough one, not only because they were extraordinarily good, but also because we had already worked really hard in our previous two matches and were exhausted. We all pulled together though and worked even harder, getting through to the finals.

The matches on finals day started at 4pm with another battle against the team from Seahouses Middle, this time we lost 4-0.

Shortly afterwards we were onto the pitch again, challenging the Duke’s A team.

We played amazingly during this match and won 6-0, progressing on to our final duel, with Duke’s B.

We played fantastically in this game also, despite having an injured player who had to continue playing as we had no substitutes.

We won 14-0 with hat-tricks from Bethany Bird and Sam Morrison.

It was a really good experience and we were delighted to hear the news delivered by our coach and PE teacher Mrs Bell, that we had won the tournament.

A big well done to the whole team: Bethany Bird, Sam Morrison, Neeve Jamieson, Maddy Summers, Cerys Miller, Olivia Welsh, Holly Frater, Katie Allan, Mrs Bell and Mrs Claydon.

Holly Frater, Year 6