Carnegie Champion Schools 2010
The Carnegie Champion Schools tournament is the largest Rugby League knockout competition in the world and has continued to grow in 2010 with a record breaking 29,837 young people taking part.
This year the Carnegie Champion Schools involved over 500 schools across the UK, including 1,572 boys’ teams and 216 girls’ teams.
Year 10 boys Match Report
Castleford High 32-6 St Peter’s and St Paul’s
Castleford High School’s year 10 boys put in a masterful display to end up running out easy winners in the final of the Carnegie Champion Schools.
After an early try from Mitchell Law St Peter’s and St Paul’s hit back to with a converted try to find themselves leading after twelve minutes. Quick hands enabled Jonathan Wood to receive the ball on the right and score in the corner.
However Castleford hit back with two tries of their own through Matty Bolton and Kai Hepworth to lead 14-6 at the break.
Shortly after the interval Castleford High increased their lead when Joe Turton plunged over the line after some excellent work from the backs.
Unfortunately for St Peter’s and St Paul’s they came up against a defence that was extremely stubborn.
Jordan Harper added another try just six minutes into the second half. However St Peter’s and St Paul’s refused to give in and came back with some fluent attacking moves but could never quite turn their pressure into points.
Castleford’s dominance was proven when in the last minute the impressive Mason Tonks powered through to add some gloss to the final score.
Castleford High, coached by George Panayiotou:
1, Jack Miller; 2, Matty Bolton; 3, Liam Radecki; 4, Joe Turton; 5, Kai Hepworth; 6, Jordan Harper; 7, Lewis Young; 8, Mason Tonks (capt); 9, Chris Oakley; 10, Connor Wick; 11, Mitchell Law; 12, Brad Hey; 13, Luke Metcalfe; 14, Danny Maskill; 15, Connor Betteridge; 16, Alex Hepworth; 17, Joe Brownley.
Y10 Girls Final
Castleford High 24-18 Settle Middle School
Two late tries from Castleford High broke the hearts of the Settle High girls in the Y10 final.
Settle took the lead midway through the second half, but a late brace from Jodie Wilkinson swung the game Castleford’s way.
Settle centre Laura Stallowood scored a hat trick, but it wasn’t enough to beat a strong and determined Castleford side.
Five minutes in, Castleford’s Sarah Silcock opened the scoring, her strong running allowed her to ghost through two defenders, Wilkinson converted.
Both sides had chances midway through the first half but their defences stood firm.
Settle opened their scoring on 17 minutes; Lauren Stallwood broke down the right hand and raced 40 metres to score. Paige Morgan converted to level the scores at half time.
It was Castleford who opened the second half scoring; Ashley Land found a rare gap in the Settle defence. Jodie Wilkinson added the extras to giver her side a 12-6 early advantage.
Settle responded in the best way possible two minutes later. Stallwood closed the gap with another superb solo try down the right hand side. Morgan converted to level the scores at 12-12.
Stallwood completed her hat trick four minutes later to give her side the lead for the first time in the game. Rushton converted to set a 12-18 score line with it all to play for.
But that wasn’t game over, straight from the kick off Castleford High responded with a try through scrum half Jodie Wilkinson, who also converted, to bring the scores level again.
Wilkinson then added her second try just before full time after a superb side step through the Settle defence, beating four markers to score left of the posts. Wilkinson again added the extras to give her side a closely fought 24-18 victory.
Castleford High, coached by Paul Young:
1. Mara Innes; 2. Amy Eccles; 3. Abbie Tapley; 4. Megan Harvey; 5. Sophie Lester; 6. Paige Roscoe; 7. Jodie Wilkinson (c); 8. Hannah Cooper; 9. Ashley Land; 10. Darcie Wiggins; 11. Sarah Silcock; 12. Connie Eyre; 13. Paige Morgan; 14. Chelsea Goodenough
Y7 Girls Final
Castleford High 46-10 Settle Middle School
Katie Imes scored a hat trick of tries to help her Castleford High side overcome Settle Middle School 46-10.
Imes, who was also named player of the match, put in an outstanding performance for her team, opened the scoring with just two minutes on the clock. The prop forward beat three defenders to score under the posts, Kelly Smith missed with the conversion attempt.
That lead was extended two minutes later. Stand off Smith took advantage of a gap in the defence on the right hand side. She also added conversion to give her side an early 10-0 lead.
On seven minutes Settle were penalised 10 metres from their own line for a high tackle. From the next play the ball, Mica Matthewman stretched out her right arm to score just right of the posts, Smith converted.
Settle’s first chance came after nine minutes, winger Lucy Dean found a gap down the right hand side, but good defence from Castleford forced her into touch.
However Settle were rewarded for their hard work three minutes later. Scrum half Mary Davis broke away to score under the posts. Millie Simmends missed with the conversion but at 16-4, Settle were right back in the game.
Castleford extended their lead even further after 16 minutes, Amber Tudes barged over with four defenders on her back to score left of the posts. Smith converted to give her side a 22-4 lead at half time.
Castleford High carried on their strong performance early in the second half. Smith broke away from the first play the ball of the half to score under the posts. Smith converted her own try to give her side a 28-4 advantage.
That lead was extended even further five minutes later, Imes went over for her second try of the day, Smith converted to take the scores to 34-4.
Imes completed her hat trick three minutes later, Smith added the extras.
Settle battled on even though the score board was against them. Lois Procter went close on 31 minutes but good defence from Castleford again forced her into touch. Handling errors throughout the game were costly for Settle as they failed to build any real pressure.
Tudes scored her second of the afternoon on 35 minutes to round off the Castleford High’s scoring, Smith with the conversion.
Settle did manage to score a consolation try just before full time through Jules Thompson, Laura Stafford converted, but their side were well beaten by a strong Castleford High side 46-8.
Castleford High, coached by Kieth Bullimore:
1. Jess Hargreaves; 2. Katie Proud; 3. Maisie Thornton; 4. Millie Simmends; 5. Lucy Norton; 6. Kelly Smith; 7. Mica Matthewman; 8. Katie Imes; 9. Georgie Hetherington; 10. Amber Tudes; 11. Kayla Clark; 12. Georgia-dee Graham; 13. Caitlin Kebo;
Subs: 15. Georgia Beaman
Y8 Girls Final
Castleford High 64-6 Feltham High
Prop forward Brogan Churm starred in Castleford Highs record 64-6 win over London side Feltham.
Churm scored a hat trick, as well having a hand in other Castleford tries, in a player of the match performance.
The first of her three tries came during the opening set of six. Churm broke free down the middle to score under the posts. Lizzie Beckett converted to give their side an early 6-0 lead.
That lead was extended three minutes later when Olivia Riding found a gap in the defensive line to score in the left hand corner. Beckett again added the extras.
Churm had a hand in Castleford’s next two tries. A superb offload on her own line to Frankie Sutton allowed the loose forward to score left of the posts. She then provided a pin point long pass out wide to Soda Beckitt who score on the right hand side to give their side a comfortable 24-0 lead.
Castleford High ran in three more tries in the first half, the first from Megan Crowther, the second through Millie Fradgely after an excellent break from Churm and the third a superb individual effort from full back Amy Tait meant that Castleford High went in at half time 40-0.
Churm’s superb performance continued in the second half as she scored her second and third tries in quick succession, the pick of which, a solo sprint down the right hand side, beating three defenders. Beckett converted both and Castleford were cruising at 52-0.
Midway through the second half, Feltham grabbed their only try of the game. Lo-Nelle Shallow went over with four defenders holding onto her and set their side of the scoreboard rolling at 52-6.
But that was to be their only try of the game as Castleford replied in the best possible way with a simple walk-in try through Sophie Lund. The exceptional boot of Lizzie Beckett once again adding the extra two points.
The scoring was wrapped up just before the final hooter when Castleford’s Hollie Powell stretched over to leave the scores 64-6.
Castleford High, coached by Ryan Lloyd:
1. Amy Tait; 2. Amy Foster; 3. Soda Beckitt; 4. Beth Heaton; 5. Megan Crowther; 6. Hollie Powell; 7. Lizzie Beckett (c); 8. Cec Patten; 9. Olivia Riding; 10. Brogan Churm; 13. Frankie Sutton
Subs: 12 Beth Smith; 14. Sophie Lund; 15. Millie Fradgely; 17. Lauren Allen
Y9 Girls Final
Castleford High 38-6 Holy Cross
Ellie Smith scored a hat trick of tries to help her Castleford High side beat Lancashire’s Holy Cross side 38-6.
In a scrappy game, Holy Cross’ errors were costly as they struggled to gain any momentum to stop the Castleford forwards.
Holy Cross were penalised for off side in the opening minutes. Castleford, from ten metres out scored through Darcy Wiggins, Beth Lewis converted
Jenna Goodall added to that lead seven minutes later, the second rower crashed over underneath the posts. Wiggins converted to give her side an early 12-0 lead.
Holy Cross were penalised for elbow in tackle a few minutes later, leaving Castleford only inches from the try line. Smith took full advantage of this, found a gap and scored her second try of the afternoon under the posts. Lewis missed with the extras but her side looked in control at 16-0.
Another error from Holy Cross proved costly just before the half time hooter. A knock on 10m out set the perfect platform for an on fire Castleford side. From the re-start Smith found a gap on the outside and went over for her hat trick try. Lewis couldn’t add the extras but her side were well in control leading 20-0 going in at half time.
Castleford High’s dominance carried on throughout the second half. Beth Conway scored a breakaway try down the left hand side with Lizzie Beckitt converting,
Both teams seemed to tire in the second half and errors creeped in from both sides.
Castleford High added two more tries late on in the match, the first through stand off Lucy Todd, the second a superb solo effort from Brogan Churm. Beckitt converted both to leave her side well in control at 38-0
Holy Cross added a consolation try through minutes before the final hooter, Sophie Green beating tow defenders to score just left of the up rights. Stephanie Knott added the extras but were beaten 38-6.
Castleford High, coached by Kieth Bullimore:
1. Brogan Churm; 2. Jess Riley; 3. Beth Lewis (c); 4. Beth Conway; 5. Leah Nickson; 6. Lucy Todd; 7. Sarah Winstanley; 8. Darcy Wiggins; 9. Ashley Ward; 10. Ellie Smith; 11. Emily Backhouse; 12. Jenna Goodhall; 13. Amy Tait; 14. Lizzy Beckitt; 15. Holly Powell