Herts Girls Champions at Inter-Regional U14 Tournament

East Region girls were crowned national champions at the inaugural U14 girls interregional tournament at Liverpool over the weekend of 8-9th November.

Anna Leeson (Watford) and Abigail Sunderland, Charlotte Spinks, Ruby Doherty, Felicity Massie and Amelia Spinks (all from Hitchin) took part in trials and selection at Bedford and Chelmsford and were selected for the squad to represent East REgion.

Having trained only once as a team before the tournament began on Merseyside, the East Angels recorded a credible 12-12 draw in their opening fixture against East Midlands Hoods.

The region then proceeded to beat North West Thunder and London Sharks in their next two outings.

Having finished top of their group after day one, the 13-strong outfit thrashed North East Steelers 19-3 in their last pool game on Sunday, to win the group and book their place in the final versus North West Lightning.

The East Angels made a bright start by taking a 3-1 lead after the first quarter, but the North West fought back to lead 4-3 at half-time. A tense second half ensued but the East Angels were crowned Inter Regional Champions with a 7-5 victory.

“I am very proud of all the girls, especially as they achieved such a result after spending so little time together,” said Carly Rutter, East Angels U14 Head Coach and water polo coach at Bedford Girls’ School.