Corpus Christi Year 8 Girls win Champion Schools Final for second year

Congratulations to Corpus Christi Girls Year 8s, who made it two Champion Schools titles in two years with another convincing victory over Sirius Academy.

The Leeds side had already defeated their East Yorkshire counterparts in the Yorkshire Cup Final earlier this season and once again played a near-perfect game to retain the Champion Schools trophy.

Corpus Christi dominated from the off, racing in to a 10-0 lead thanks to tries from Demi-Leigh Abbott and Blessing Dundo. Sirius skipper Jasmine Fielding reduced the deficit to 10-4, but a second try for elusive full-back Abbott on the stroke of half time gave Corpus Christi a commanding 14-4 lead at the interval.

It was all one-way traffic after the break, with livewire scrum half Frankie Blakey, Blessing Dundo and Chevelle Clarke stretching their side’s lead to 28-4.

And as the final hooter neared centre Millie Kemp ran the length of the field for a pulsating try that brought the crowd to their feet and crowned a sensational team effort. Millie Kemp converted to seal a 34-4 win and spark celebratory scenes amongst the players.