Marden Bridge rugby league team through to county final

Marden Bridge Middle School beat off stiff competition to win the North Tyneside Rugby League finals and earn a place in the county final.

They were up against Churchill Community College, Monkseaton Middle, John Spence, Seaton Sluice and Whytrig schools to land the coveted title.

They now face a County Tyne and Wear Final in mid December against Whitburn School from the Sunderland area.

Head of PE Paul Cullen said: “The boys played fantastically well and showed great spirit and determination to beat the other teams. The school is very proud of them.”