On 24th/25th June Anna Culpan represented the South West region in Liverpool where 9 teams competed together to be the champions.
The group games took place on the Saturday with the top 2 contesting in the semi-finals on Sunday. The South Wests first group game was against Scotland in which they won 6-9 and then came up against a tough South East, the team narrowly lost out losing 3-1. This didn’t stop the team coming 2nd in their group after a triumphant 12-4 win over the East Angels where Anna scored a great goal past the experienced goal keeper.
Sunday saw the Southwest play in the first Semi Final against the North West; the final score 5 -7 to the South West meant they were into the final!!
Playing against the South East again in the final the team were confident they could take revenge and win the tournament. In the third period the South West were up 3 goals before losing 2 players meaning after the 4 quarters were over, the teams were locked at 14 all and the game went to a penalty shoot-out. Unfortunately the South East held their nerve and won 17-15 final score. South West took the silver and North West the bronze.
It was a brilliant tournament with lots of close matches and the Girls did brilliantly to come second. Congratulations Anna and the South West team.