Congratulations to the Football 1st XI who are now the National Champions of NZ after winning the NZSS Lotto Premier Football Tournament held in Taupo. An amazing achievment!

After initialling meeting Hamilton Girls on Day One of the tournament in pool play and losing by only 3-2, they worked their way through the knock out stages to meet them again in the Final. This time bouncing back and coming out on top winning 3-1.

Their full results from the week are:
Pool Play
Nelson Girls won 5-0
Hamilton Girls lost 3-2
Hutt Valley won 2-0
New Plymouth Girls won 2-1
QF St Mary’s (Wgtn) 6-2
Semi – Palmerston North won 4-1
Final – Hamilton Girls won 3-1

Hannah Pilley received the Golden Boot Award and was also named MVP for the Baradene Team.

No team achieves this without amazing management - so thanks to Ryan Shiffman, Bernadette Goulding and Rachel Buyck for getting them there this week .