Sporting Titles For Two Welwyn Garden City Schools

TWO Welwyn Garden City schools have battled their way to lacrosse titles in different competitions. Watchlytes Primary has been crowned as the 2009 Welwyn Schools Pop Lacrosse champions for the second year in a row. The school won the tournament by clai

TWO Welwyn Garden City schools have battled their way to lacrosse titles in different competitions.

Watchlytes Primary has been crowned as the 2009 Welwyn Schools' Pop Lacrosse champions for the second year in a row.

The school won the tournament by claiming victory at the Herts Sports Village in Hatfield.

In the early part of the competition it looked like Watchlytes would not make it through to the final stages.


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Manager and new headteacher, Andrew Farrugia, explained that the path to victory was far from easy for the youngsters.

He said: "We just scrapped into the semi-finals by finishing in fourth place, before really hitting our stride in the semis.

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"By the time of the final we were really gelling as a team, finishing with a gripping 7-4 victory against Templewood School."

In another event WGC'S Monk's Walk School won the first high school lacrosse tournament of its kind held locally.

Pupils from Times Territory had to beat schools from Harpenden, Stevenage and St Albans to get into the final.

There they defeated John Henry Newman School 7-4.

Goals for Monk's Walk were scored by Oliver Abbey, Stephen Kilby, Danny Kelly, Harry Armitage and Michael Holmes.

Some fine saves from Sam Armitage. Christopher Burton and Max Devall also played their part. Six of the team play regularly for Welwyn Warriors Lacrosse club.

The team was coached by Brian Kilby with the support of school teacher Mr Frow.

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