Lacrosse - Greater Manchester Pop Lacrosse Finals
On Thursday 24th March, Bowdon Church School were one of three schools representing Trafford in the Greater Manchester schools Games. The best teams from all over Greater Manchester were competing to qualify for the National Pop Lacrosse Finals.
In their first match the team were finding their feet beating Queens Gate 6-2. By their second match they were gaining more confidence winning 9-1 against St Gabriel’s. Their third match against Bolton GS was a very strong performance by all winning 10-1. The final game of the group stage they secured another victory over Gaskell Community winning 6-1. There were some exceptional performances from all the team but co captains Sammy & Arlo really led by example.
After dominating the group stages and coming top of the table they progressed to the Championship stage. The quarter finals was a knockout round where we faced Greenmount, where we gained a strong 10-1 win.
We then faced local rivals Hale Prep in a tense but exciting semi final. There was a lot of stop and start, which affected the momentum of the game a little, but the Bowdon Church team were determined to give everything they had to secure their place in the final. We were up against a very well drilled team, but BCS managed to maintain their unbeaten record beating Hale prep 4-3.
For the Final, we were up against another local team Bowdon Prep, the match was again another adrenaline fuelled encounter. However, BCS managed to maintain their outstanding standard of lacrosse and positive attitude, which had served them so well throughout the competition, gaining a well deserved 4-2 victory. The team were a real credit to the school demonstrating not only a high standard of lacrosse but also exemplary behaviour, sportsmanship and fabulous attitude throughout the competition. The team has now qualified for the National finals.