After the success of the 2018 Festival Of Lacrosse in memory of St Helen and St Katharine Old Girl, Ottie Uden (2014 leaver), we were delighted to welcome around one hundred players, spectators, family and friends who joined together for our annual Old Girls Lacrosse Match. Players were competing once again for the Ottie Uden Memorial Cup.
Two teams of currents students played hard in matches against two Old Girl teams. It was especially lovely to welcome back our very own pro umpire Old Girl, Sara Benbow, who was delighted with the standard of the games this year. ‘HelKat’ spirit was definitely in action throughout the afternoon – Old Girls forever being cheerleaders for one another. Ultimately the 2019 winners of the Ottie Uden Memorial trophy were the current St Helen’s Blues team!
There were several heart-warming moments off the pitch as well. Mrs Keogh was reunited with some of the very first students she taught at St Helen’s, while 2013 leaver Molly Scott caught the eye of our Archivist, Georgina Blackmore, with her 2012 USA lacrosse tour sports bag, prompting fond memories amongst her year group.
It was such a wonderful occasion – huge thanks to all who came for continuing to support one another and to laugh together, for sharing news about the many things our Old Girls get up to, and of course for dusting off the lacrosse sticks and getting out on the field!