On Sat 12th March, Essex U9s took on the Eastern counties in the Zonal qualifier in Newham.
Nine counties competed for 6 places, where the qualifiers would compete in the finals to be held in the Nottingham in April.
A full squad of 4 girls and 13 boys from all over Essex made the event, some of whom had only started to play in the last 6 months.
Ages ranged from 5-8yrs old most of which were representing their county for the first time.
A solid start in Rnd 1, with a better result in Rnd 2 placed Essex in the top half of the table.