Champions across all three age groups in the annual girl’s festival at Sutton Park, Leigh on Saturday.
Echoes of “who to be a panther” resounded throughout the ground as the girls received their trophies from the England Women’s team. The internationals were in attendance giving their support and mentoring each of the 11 representatives from across the country.
In the Under-16s competition, the Panthers retained their title after hosting the event last year. They ran in 12 tries against Cramlington Rockets from the northeast before beating rivals Rochdale Cobras 6-2 to take the title.
On the Under-14s pitch, Castleford defeated the teams of Sunderland Scorpions and West Cumbria & Barrow by 4-1 score lines respectively.
The Panthers combined with players from Stanningley to remain undefeated through four games of 15 minutes in a spirited Under-12s competition. Riana Scott from St. Helens was named player of that tournament along with Panthers’ Katie Innis and Grace Winter in the Under-14s and Under-16s categories.
Widnes and Warrington 3-2 St.Helens
Castleford and Stanningley 4-0 St.Joes and Eastmoor
Widnes and Warrington 3-3 St.Joes and Eastmoor
St. Helens 5-2 Whitley Bay Barbarians
Castleford and Stanningley 3-2 St. Helens
Widnes and Warrington 5-3 Whitley Bay Barbarians
Castleford and Stanningley 6-0 Whitley Bay Barbarians
St.Joes and Eastmoor 2-1 St.Helens
Castleford and Stanningley 2-0 Widnes and Warrington
St. Joes and Eastmoor 4-3 Whitley Bay Barbarians
Castleford 4-1 West Cumbria and Barrow
Castleford 4-1 Sunderland Scorpions
West Cumbria and Barrow 4-2 Sunderland Scorpions
Castleford 6-2 Rochdale Cobras
Castleford 12-1 Cramlington Rockets
Cramlington Rockets - Rochdale Cobras
Players of the tournament:
Under 12- Riana Scott (St.Helens)
Under 14- Katie Innis (Castleford)
Under 16- Grace Winter (Castleford)