Wonderfully three St. Bede’s teams played in the District Quicksticks Finals staged at Boldon School today. All of the children showed good sportsmanship and played with determination at the event.


The A team topped their group before taking on Jarrow Cross in the semi-final. We were 1-0 down at half-time, but the children showed great belief to turn the game around in the second half and win 3-1. In the final against East Boldon, the children were quickly onto the front foot and raced into a two goal lead through Saul Connor and Ryley Wardale. We continued to dominate but couldn’t add any further goals, with the opposition scoring a late consolation.

This was an incredible display by the A team who have now won 8 consecutive games this season to become South Tyneside Quicksticks Champions 2017. Amazingly, the competition had forty (40) teams involved this year! St. Bede’s will now represent the borough at ‘The Parks’ Sports Complex in North Shields in the County Finals in March 2018.

Meanwhile, I was delighted by the whole squad who represented our school in the finals event, for the way they all supported one another throughout the finals.Thank you very much to the parents who supported our children, on a particularly cold November day.

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