Wednesday 12 June 2024

Widnes Wild Under 14s Runners Up In Sheffield Tournament

The Widnes Wild Academy Under 14 team had a successful weekend where they finished runners up in a national tournament held in Sheffield. 

They competed in a 6 team group with the opposition coming from Milton Keynes, Solent, Haringey and Leeds as well as the host team.

The Wild youngsters went unbeaten in their games on the Saturday, beating Milton Keynes 2-1, Solent 4-1 and drawing 3-3 with Haringey. On the Sunday morning they beat Sheffield 2-1 and then lost 2-0 to Leeds, which meant that they finished in second place in the group table, 1 point behind Haringey who ended up with three wins and two draws from their 5 games.

The top two teams then met again in the final, on Sunday afternoon – which was just as close as the first encounter had been.

At the end of normal time, the score was tied at 1-1 and the match needed to be decided by an extra period of 3v3 overtime.  Unfortunately, Haringey got the upper hand and went on to secure the trophy with a 2-1 win.

The Wild Academy are looking to recruit new players for the 2024/2025 season across all age groups from Under 10 to Under 18 and have been holding a series of welcome sessions at the Planet Ice rink during May and June. 

Separate “Learn To Play” sessions are also available for anybody new who would like to take up the sport.  For more information, contact Academy Head Coach