North West Tigers reclaim Boys' U14 Inter Regional title

North West Tigers won their second title in three years at the 2016 Boys’ U14 Inter Regional Championships in Walsall.

The North West region won the inaugural crown in 2014, before losing to the North East Steelers in the final 12 months ago.

But they claimed sweet revenge to reclaim the title, winning a rematch with their Northern rivals in this year’s final.

The Tigers stormed through the group stage, winning all four matches. Hosts the Midlands proved the toughest opposition as they lost 11-7 on the way to second place in the group.

The Tigers turned on the style in their semi-final, putting 25 goals past the East region for the loss of just eight.

And there was no stopping the North West region in the final as they secured an 8-2 victory over the Steelers.

The Midlands, who had lost out by just one goal to the Steelers in an exciting semi, defeated the East 22-9 to claim bronze.

ASA U14 Boys’ Inter Regional Championships 2016


U14 Boys Semi Finals
North East Steelers11 – 10MidlandsFT
North West Tigers25 – 8EastFT
U14 Boys 9th-10th Place Playoff
South East15 – 3WalesFT
U14 Boys 7th-8th Place Playoff
North West Ravens7 – 15South WestFT
U14 Boys 5th-6th Place Playoff
Scotland Saltires7 – 15LondonFT
U14 Boys Bronze Medal Match
Midlands22 – 9EastFT
U14 Boys Final
North East Steelers2 – 8North West TigersFT


Group Stage Results

U14 Boys Group A
East9 – 3Scotland SaltiresFT
North East Steelers9 – 2North West RavensFT
East15 – 2South EastFT
Scotland Saltires2 – 2North West RavensFT
South East2 – 11North East SteelersFT
North West Ravens9 – 2South EastFT
North East Steelers4 – 3Scotland SaltiresFT
East0 – 5North East SteelersFT
South East3 – 10Scotland SaltiresFT
North West Ravens5 – 11EastFT
U14 Boys Group B
Midlands6 – 6LondonFT
Wales0 – 24North West TigersFT
London3 – 8North West TigersFT
Midlands8 – 2South WestFT
North West Tigers11 – 7MidlandsFT
South West18 – 2WalesFT
Wales2 – 21LondonFT
North West Tigers10 – 4South WestFT
South West5 – 5LondonFT
Midlands18 – 1WalesFT

U14 Boys Group A

North East Steelers4400228
Scotland Saltires411203
North West Ravens4112-63
South East4004-360

U14 Boys Group B

North West Tigers4400398
South West411243

Image credit: Swim North West Facebook