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Priestley College boys crowned champions
9:10am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Sport
PRIESTLEY College’s rugby league team have won the North West Conference after completing the season unbeaten.
Priestley won all eight matches in the under 19s league, racking up big victories over Warrington Collegiate, Winstanley, Oldham, St Helens, Carmel, Cowley as well as Wigan and Leigh.
Ben Walker, who captained the team with his twin Luke, paid tribute to the side’s younger players.
“The 16-year-olds came through and really stepped up,” said Ben, who is 18 and studying BTEC Sport.
“We trained hard and got to know one another and as soon as we started playing like mates we started to win.”
In winning the Conference, Priestley scored 219 points and conceded just 78.
Among the star performers were Danyal Rasool, Luke Walker, Ed Chamberlain, Ross Young and Miguel Panis.
Walker, a former William Beamont pupil, said: “Everyone has worked hard and had a lot of enthusiasm so I think we deserve the success we’ve had.”