Barker College crowned inaugural St Andrew’s Cup for Girls Champions

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Barker College have created history by becoming the first school to lift the St Andrew’s Cup in the inaugural year for the Girls following a 5-4 win on penalties over the Meriden School at Valentine Sports Park on Friday.

Both Meriden School and Barker College finished on top of their pools and won their way through their semi-finals to meet in the big clash with the match finishing scoreless before Barker, captained by Ruth Hosie and coached by Chris Marquees, held their nerve from the spot-kicks to earn themselves the honour of lifting the Cup for the first time in the Girls category.

The inaugural event saw eight schools playing in two pools before progressing to semi-finals, playoffs, and the Cup final. The SACS Cup had schools participating from across school sporting associations including IGSA and the ISA and other independents.

The participating schools in the inaugural event were Barker College, Moriah College, Oakhill College, Redlands, St Andrew’s Cathedral School, the Meriden School, Abbotsleigh and the Wenona School.

“It is so exciting to have been able to get a SACS Cup for girls off the ground in 2024,” said St Andrew’s Cathedral School Tournament Organiser Richard Butler.

“With highly competitive games played across the day in a very positive spirit I am confident we’ll be here again in 2025 and future years.”

a group of people standing in the grass2024 St Andrew’s Cup for Girls Finalists Meriden School