Fisher girls are just champion

Fisher girls are just champion

STUDENTS from Dewsbury's St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy have claimed the Year 11 Girls Champion Schools national rugby league title for the second year running.

Caitlin Beevers put in a woman-of-the-match performance at Featherstone Rovers' LD Nutrition Stadium in a stunning 66-0 victory over Shotton Hall of Peterlee late last month.

Beevers kicked nine goals from nine attempts, as well as scoring a remarkable five tries to take her personal tally to 38 points.

And the Year 10 and 8 girls have followed in the older students' footsteps in both qualifying for the National Girls Champions Schools finals.

St John Fisher need to raise £4,000 in order to get the teams to London for the finals on Friday August 25.

The Year 8 girls cruised through the qualification rounds and went on to beat West Lakes Academy of Cumbria 12-0 in the semi-final.

Just eight points were conceded by the Year 10 girls on their way to the national finals, who managed a hard-fought semi-final win against Croydon-based Archbishop Tenison's.

Both sides have already won the Yorkshire Cup this year, with the Year 8s clinching it for the second time in a row. They were also national finalists last year so will be looking to go one better this year and win the title.

In order to raise the cash there is set to be a fun day at the school on Oxford Road on Saturday, July 22m where there will be a barbeque, games, competitions and raffles, alongside programmes for the finals and tickets for the Challenge Cup Final.

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