Once again, the Saints Community Development Foundation hosted the Schools finals at The Totally Wicked Stadium, with Year 7 & Year 11 finals taking place!
Year 7 – Cowley v Outwood Haydock
The Year 7 final between Cowley and Outwood Haydock was filled with drama, right up to the last minute. After Haydock took the lead, both sides battled with defence really on top. But as the game looked to be coming to an end, Cowley snatched the win as the hooter went with a try, bringing an end to a great game between both teams, with both sides leaving everything out on the field!
Cowley 12 – 11 Outwood Haydock
The second final didn’t disappoint either, with another close encounter between both sides. After a blistering start from St Cuthberts, Cowley battled their way back into the game and with 3 minutes to go grabbed the game-winning try to win the game and make it a double finals delight for Cowley on the day!
Cowley 28 -23 St Cuthberts
Past Players Paul Loughlin and Neil Holding presented the Trophies and Medals, with both also selecting Player of the Match for the Year 7 and 11 game.
A big thanks to the Past Players Association who have continued to support the SCDF with the school’s finals!
Steve Leonard Foundation Director stated.
“The chance to play on the Totally Wicked Stadium is only achievable with fantastic partnership working. The children who put their hands up to play. The teachers who give up their own time to coach and to travel to the games. The St Helens Referees society who provides such high quality referees, The Saints Players association for sponsoring the St Helens schools competition, the past players for giving their time to support the players of the future, The foundations staff who so expertly run the finals evenings and last but not least St Helens RFC and the board, for their continued support of the foundation and our work in the Community.
Thanks everyone for a fantastic evening of entertainment. Well done to all the players, referees, and staff regardless of the results, you have done yourselves and the community proud.”