Our Under 15s are officially the third best volleyball team of their age group in the country!
Last Sunday, our girls played in the national finals at Loughborough University, featuring just five other finalists. Although Urmston were victorious against Boswell and did enough to reach the semi-final of the competition, there they met their match and, sadly, were beaten by Tameside A.
It was no mean feat to appear at the finals in the first place, as the team had to negotiate two preliminary rounds, the first featuring ten teams in total, the second featuring just the five best teams from the previous tournament. So, when they arrived at the finals, Urmston Girls really were facing the crème da la crème in their age group.
Jessica Tasker, who played in the finals for Urmston on Sunday and is also a member of the national Under 15 squad, said: “It was a very enjoyable day, and we all learnt a lot, and are pushing even harder for the under 16’s competition next year.”
(Pictures courtesy of Sarah de la Hoyde Photography)