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Hollingworth Academy take most wins at Rochdale Schools Finals


Hollingworth Academy won three of the five Rochdale Schools Finals fixtures, organised by Rochdale Metro Schools FA and hosted by Hopwood Hall College's Sports Department.

Hollingworth Academy, Cardinal Langley RC High School, Siddal Moor Sports College, St. Anne's C of E Academy and St. Cuthbert's RC High School all had teams make the finals.

However it was Hollingworth and Cardinal Langley that dominated proceedings. Hollingworth won the Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s whilst Cardinal Langley won the Under 13s and Under 15s trophies.

Pictured: Hollingworth Academy's Assistant Head Teacher, Colin Williamson, celebrates with his school's Under-16s team at Hopwood Hall College.

The full scores were:

Under 12s:
Hollingworth Academy 4 – 2 Cardinal Langley RC High School

Under 13s:
Hollingworth Academy 1 – 3 Cardinal Langley RC High School

Under 14s:
Siddal Moor Sports College 2 – 9 Hollingworth Academy

Under 15s:
St. Anne's C of E Academy 2 – 4 Cardinal Langley RC High School

Under 16s:
St. Cuthbert's RC High School 0 – 2 Hollingworth Academy

Pictured: Cardinal Langley RC High School's Under-13s team pose for a picture for the attending crowd at Hopwood Hall College.

Mike Rudkowskyj, Secretary of Rochdale Metro Schools FA and organiser of the Rochdale Schools Finals, said of the finals:

“Hollingworth Academy and Cardinal Langley did really well to win so many of the finals, but all the Rochdale schools that took part in the entire tournament showed great quality.

“Most importantly, the schools played in the right spirit, everybody was respectful to each other, the referee and staff. The students enjoyed themselves along with their dedicated travelling support and that’s what it’s all about.

“Hopwood Hall College have been great supporters of the event once again too. Their facilities and staff have been a big help in promoting the Rochdale Schools FA’s showcase event. This year they have had a brand new state-of-the-art AstroTurf installed which proved to be popular with the visiting students.

“We look forward to seeing Hollingworth and Cardinal Langley’s defence of their titles next year.”