Girls from Yr5/6 became ISFA North Regional Champions and will now travel to St George's Park, (home of the England National Football Team) to compete in the ISFA National Schools Final in June.
Team AKS and several other Independent schools travelled to Old Boltonians Sports Ground near Bolton to compete in the regional qualifiers.
Team AKS lead by their Captain Beth R, started their route to glory with a narrow 1.0 victory over Nottingham High with the skipper scoring a great long range effort.
Another comfortable victory followed with goals by Lucy B and Olivia M before the teams only defeat of the day, narrowly losing 1.0 to Hale who would finish the competition as runners up to Team AKS.
That defeat was soon forgotten about and 2 further victories followed with goals from Olivia M, Madison R and Skipper Beth leaving Team AKS with 4 victories out of 5 and on the brink of glory.
A nervy final game of the whole tournament for Team AKS was that between Hale and Nottingham High which would determine who would be champions, Hale needing a win to be crowned champions could only manage a draw and hand the title to Team AKS.
It was a glorious day for the team and another sign of the development of sport at AKS. Sports Coach Mark Moretti said it was a great achievement for the girls and the school and is a once in a life time opportunity to get to play at St George's Park for these girls, one which he finds rather jealous of if the truth be known.
The girls can go to the National Finals with lots of confidence and I know that their desire to do well will be shown in the next months training and the buzz around the school playground. Definite bragging rights to the girls !
Played 5 W4 L1
Scored 8 Conceded 1
Olivia M 4
Beth R 2
Madison R 1
Lucy B 1