STUDENTS at an Oswestry school are celebrating after they were crowned the best school lacrosse team in the country.

The Moreton Hall under-14s Lacrosse team are celebrating having been crowned National Champions at the 2019 National Schools Lacrosse Tournament held in Aldershot.

The team faced some tough fixtures against some of the country’s most renowned lacrosse schools, beating Guildford High in the quarter finals and Lady Eleanor Holles in the final.

Reflecting on the girls’ achievement, Lacrosse Coach, Mrs Louise Lewin commented: “This win encapsulates everything about Moreton: the teamwork, the dedication to each other, the camaraderie, the sheer guts and fitness.

“The girls have achieved the best possible accolade. There is nothing higher than this.

“They are the number one team in the country for their sport.”

Success was also achieved across the year groups, with Moreton’s First and Second teams being placed in the top eight, while the U13s reached the semi-finals.

Team Captain, Georgia Thomas, added: “Our amazing goalie, Iris, achieved so much in the final match, saving so many shots on goal.

“The attacks and the defenders worked solidly, heeding Mrs Lewin’s words to keep possession. Every member of the team gave their all.

"Our coaches have been amazing. We couldn’t have achieved this without their dedication and faith in us.”