St Joseph’s girls complete Copland Cup double

PUBLISHED: 15:22 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:22 19 June 2013

St Joseph's Junior School, Copland Cup winners

St Joseph's Junior School, Copland Cup winners


Melena Aranos netted the decisive penalty as St Joseph’s Junior School’s girls’ team emulated the boys by winning the Copland six-a-side Cup.

The Wembley school had regained the boys’ trophy three weeks earlier – and they dominated the girls’ tournament as well, with two teams from St Joseph’s contesting the final.

Eventually it was the A team, coached by former St Joseph’s student Ronan O’Rourke, who triumphed in a shoot-out after goalkeeper Iga Klasa had saved two spot-kicks.

More than 90 girls from across Brent took part in the tournament at Copland Community School, with St Joseph’s A team edging out Leopold on goal difference to win the group phase and the B team finishing ahead of Kingsbury Green.

Tournament organiser Paul Lawrence said: “Well done to headmaster Mark Betts and coach Ronan O’Rourke for another St Joseph’s success. It was a great turnout and nice to see so many schools involved.

“Thank you to Brent Schools FA, the Copland staff and students for all their help and support.”

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