On a sunny day at Ardingly College, 15 teams took part in the Smith Construction U11 South East Regional Girls Sevens. The teams were split into 4 groups, with 3 groups of 4 and 2 group of 3.
In group A Thomas’s Fulham and St Christophers got off to winning starts against Ardingly and Oakfield. St Christopher’s continued their winning ways in their second game, with a closely fought win over Ardingly. Oakfield got their first points on the board in their second game, winning against Thomas’s Fulham. St Christophers continued their winning streak, topping the group, followed by Oakfield, Thomas’s Fulham and Ardingly.
In Group B Great Walstead and James Allens both got off to winning starts against Thomas’s Clapham and Greenfield. Thomas’s Clapham secured their first points on the board in their second game, winning against Greenfield. Great Walstead and James Allens were inseparable in their second game, sharing the points. Thomas’s Clapham continues their form into the final game, winning against James Allens, topping the group. Great Walstead came runners up, followed by James Allens and Greenfield.
In Group C Danes Hill and Holme Grange got off to winning starts against Claremont Fan Court and Thomas’s Battersea. Holme Grange continued to show their dominance in their second game against Claremont Fan Court,. Danes Hill continued their winning start, winning against Thomas’s Fulham in their second game. Holme Grange topped the group winning all their games, followed by Danes Hill, Thomas’s Battersea and Claremont Fan Court.
In Group D Hornsby House got off to a winning start in their opening game against Cumnor House, Sussex. In their second game against Royal Russell, Hornsby House continued their impressive performance, topping the group, followed by Royal Russell in second and Cumnor House third.
In quarter final one Great Walstead beat St Christophers. Quarter final two saw Thomas’s Clapham progress after beating Oakfield. In quarter final three Holme Grange beat Royal Russell, and in the final quarter final between Hornsby House and Danes Hill, penalties decided the winner, with Hornsby House progressing.
In semi-final one Great Walstead hung on to a 1-0 lead against Holme Grange to progress to the final. The second semi-final was a similar affair, with Hornsby House narrowly winning against Thomas’s Clapham.
In the final, Great Walstead took the lead and managed to hang on to their 1-0 lead against Hornsby House to be crowned Champions.
2019 Blackheath Prep
2020 Tournament cancelled (coronavirus health crisis)
2021 Danes Hill
2022 Great Walstead