Over 30 teams from schools across Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire took part in the South West Rally lacrosse tournament and the St Swithun’s first and second teams won their pools convincingly in the morning with some high-scoring wins. This placed both sides in the championship divisions for the afternoon.
The afternoon matches were fast paced, rough and skilful against strong opposition and the first team beat Godolphin and Downe House and drew two other matches to clinch the title. Not to be outdone, the second team recorded three wins and one draw to win the second team tournament.
The third team, despite competing in a second team tournament, gained a place in the championship division in the afternoon and finished fifth overall.
The following day, the u12 team played in the Joker Lacrosse Tournament at Heathfield School, also finishing the day as champions. They started the morning with a tough match against St Mary’s Calne and then had wins against Godstowe, Berkhamsted B and St Helens and St Katherine’s. These results saw the team qualify for the semi-finals where they beat Godolphin 3-0 before taking on Berkhamsted A in the final. St Swithun’s won this match 2-1, finishing the day as overall tournament winners.