National Lacrosse girls sport

Competing at National Schools Lacrosse Tournament

31 Mar 2023
National Lacrosse girls sport

On the 10th of March the lacrosse team travelled down to Aldershot, England to take part in the biggest UK Schools Lacrosse tournament - National Schools. The tournament was over the Saturday and Sunday involving playing 6 matches on the Saturday and 3 pool games the next day followed by the knockout rounds.


On Saturday we were in a pool with a random selection of teams where at the end of the day we were placed into divisions. We narrowly missed out on division 1 and so on Sunday, we were placed in division 2. We played 3 pool games drawing 2 and winning one securing us a place in the knockout rounds.

Our first game was against St George's Ascot, and we won with a score of 5-1. We then progressed to the quarter-finals where we played St Helens and were successful. Getting to the semi-finals was a very exciting and proud achievement for us. Before the match, we warmed up the same as in the previous matches in our dance circle. After a round of ‘Cotton eye Joe’ and ‘Blame it on the Boogie’ we felt ready to play. Honor scored the first goal of the match but unfortunately, Morven St James got a goal after. The match was very intense and we put up a great performance with some brilliant play. Due to some decisions out of our control, a goal of ours was disallowed and Morven St James had a lucky goal after a missed foul. Although this was a disappointing finish for our team we were happy that we had gotten this far.

We were pleased with our performance and came away the top-ranked school for lacrosse in Scotland. The team morale throughout the weekend was unmatched and it will be a trip that none of us will forget.

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