ABS girls crowned Inter-Regional champions

09:08 21 May 2014

WINNERS: The South West

WINNERS: The South West's U16 IRC volleyball team, which included six Academy of Beach Sports players


South West under 16s defend title with a strong showing from Croyde-based academy girls

MEMBERS of Croyde’s Academy of Beach Sports were out in force representing the South West at the Inter-Regional Championships at the University of East London.

Twelve Academy girls represented the South West, with Ellie Austin, Ellie Cranch, Anaya Evans, Helen Farr, Niamh Marshall and Sophie Watts playing for the under 16s. Nicole and Lauren Short, Lauren Huggins, Rebecca Fallow, Emma Featherstone and Holly Coles were selected for the under 14s.

Over the two days of competition, the under 16s did not lose a set, beating rival teams from Yorkshire, London, the East, South East and the Midlands. In the final against London, they again exerted their dominance in attack, winning in straight sets to take the National Indoor Inter-Regional title for the second consecutive year.

In the under 14s, the South West fielded an A and a B team, with some strong performances helping them to fifth and sixth placed finishes over the two-day event.

The boys’ under 15s had also set their sights on taking the title, but an early defeat to the East in the round robin tournament all but ended that dream.

They were always playing for second place after that loss, but again succumbed on the second day to a fired up London team 2-0.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 11:17
Barnstaple's Linford Brock scored twice on Saturday

Barnstaple are top of the shop in National Three South West after their 45-11 win over visiting Newton Abbot.

Read more
Wed, 10:19
Hands holding rugby ball

Bideford scored three in a row in the second half to come from behind and beat Avonmouth Old Boys 34-23.

Read more
Wed, 10:17
Ryan Turner scored again for Barnstaple Town. Pic: Jay Smith

Barnstaple Town are up to fifth in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division following a routine home win over Sherborne Town on Saturday.

Read more
Wed, 10:12
Bideford's Aiden Vitali in action

Bideford ABC’s Aiden Vitali has booked his place in the national junior development final.

Read more
Tue, 14:45
Torridgeside celebrate winning the Brayford Cup in May. Pic: Rob Bates

This week’s cup round-up from the North Devon Gazette Football League

Read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Philip Webb has been elected as captain of Ilfracombe Golf Club

Ilfracombe Golf Club has elected former councillor Philip Webb as its captain for the next year.

Read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A moment of inspiration from striker Jordan Charran set pulses racing at the Sports Ground on Saturday – but it was not enough to give Bideford all three points against Cambridge City in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier.

Read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

South Molton came from behind to beat Topsham 23-15 and ensure a successful start to life back in Devon One.

Read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bideford take on fellow strugglers Avonmouth at King George V on Saturday, keen to make the best of home advantage.

Read more
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Barum under 13s saw a near perfect start against Topsham.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Devon

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications