A very exciting achievement for #TeamOcklynge girl’s Years 5 & 6
football team on Friday, who travelled to Lancing for the final round of
The Albion Cup. The team qualified only two weeks before in the local
round, excited to make the cut for final round against some tough
competition locally.

Our girls’ team competed against 12 other local school teams across East
Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
Mr Clay, Class Teacher and Football Mentor, said:
“The girls travel to a premier league stadium (TBC) for the national
finals next May. This is an incredible achievement.  Ocklynge Juniors
hasn’t reached the national finals for 20 years and never within girl’s
football. It is a real triumph for girls’ football and shows the hard
work and progression achieved by all.  I am hugely proud of them and
look forward to seeing them go on to the finals next year.”
Match report from learners Orla, said:
“After a nervous start with Ocklynge losing their first match, 2-1 to
Thomas A Becket school.  The girls won their other games to finish top
of their group. Goals came from Yazmin, Mariam and Orla.

In the semi-finals, Ocklynge faced Gildredge House, our local Eastbourne
rivals, who they hadn’t beaten before. Mariam scored to put our Ocklynge
team in the lead. The match ended 1-0 and Ocklynge were in the final!

In the final, they faced Southover School.  An across the goal shot flew
top-bins for an amazing goal from Orla that put Ocklynge in the lead.
They battled hard and were immensely proud to win The Abion Cup!”

Team: Neva, Bay, Harriet, Yasmin from Year 6. Orla, Ada, Willow, Mariam
from Year 5.