U19 National Schools Lacrosse Tournament

Published 23 March 2023

Our Senior Lacrosse team travelled to Aldershot to take part in the biggest event of the schools’ Lacrosse calendar, the National Tournament. With the success of being crowned division three champions last year, there was much anticipation from the girls involved.

The first day saw us go up against some of the strongest schools in the competition. Despite this, the girls held their own, losing three closely fought games, drawing with Sherborne and winning convincingly 8-0 to The Kings School, Canterbury. The amazing skills and determination shown by all on the pitch meant that St Bart’s qualified for division two for the finals day.

The finals day arrived with the girls full of confidence. They started well with a hard fought draw with St George’s, Edinburgh. From that point on, the girls played some highly skilled Lacrosse and dominated the competition with a 9-0 victory against Abbots Hill and 11-0 against Rendcomb. This placed them top of their group and saw them enter the knock out stages with a game against Queen Margaret’s, which they comfortably won, 5-0, and progressed to play Uppingham in the quarter final. St Bart’s again dominated the play and won 4-1.

The semi-finals saw the team have 9 minutes to move to the pitch at the other end of the field and be prepared to face Bedford School. After a quick run to the pitch, they were off and playing. Bedford had the advantage having played on the bumpy pitch for most of the day and quickly made this advantage count. St Bart’s battled well. However, Bedford took the match, 5-2, and eventually went on to win the final.

Thank you to all of the parents, family and friends who came to support over the weekend and to Mrs Leach for giving up her time for this to be able to happen.

Team – Anna Colston, Lucy Colston, Georgia Humphreys, Izzy Smithson, Gemma Moon, Izzy Duly, Annabel Grant, Izzy Quesada-Getgood, Freya Morse, Grace Conington, Emily Cox, Immy Moon, Sophie Livingstone, Annabel Maclean, India Duly, Scarlett John, Ellie Upton and Lucy Bosley.