Sandon School reaches second national final

PUBLISHED: 16:48 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 15:47 11 May 2010

RARING TO GO: Sandon School's pop lacrosse team prepare for their national title bid

RARING TO GO: Sandon School's pop lacrosse team prepare for their national title bid

THE talented young pupils at Sandon School are at it again - reaching their second national final in two months. Following their triumph in the National Small Schools Football Final at the end of April, the youngsters have swapped shin pads for sticks an

THE talented young pupils at Sandon School are at it again - reaching their second national final in two months.

Following their triumph in the National Small Schools Football Final at the end of April, the youngsters have swapped shin pads for sticks and will line up in the National Pop Lacrosse Championship.

The team (pictured above) breezed through the Hertfordshire finals, and will now take on the best of England, Scotland and Wales at the Hertfordshire Sports Village in Hatfield on Sunday.

Last year Sandon became the smallest school to qualify for the National Pop Lacrosse Championship, when they reached the quarter-finals.

PE co-ordinator Ruth Reynolds said: "It's amazing really, and another national final is just remarkable. They're such a talented bunch.

"Last year we did very well, and fingers crossed we can do even better. However, for such a small school, it's simply amazing that we've qualified for the finals.

"We'll have to face bigger schools, and ones that have been playing lacrosse for years.

"As a school we have been playing the sport for only a couple of years - so it's going to be tough.

"They love all sports though, and Sandon is a very sporty school.

"It's an unusual game, but lacrosse seems to be very popular and it seems that we have a few naturals.

"It's so fast moving, and being a small side we're going to be using that to our advantage.

"We're certainly having a good time at the moment.

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