It was huge congratulations and celebrations all round back at the clubhouse for the Kāpiti Coast United girls football team The Lightning Bolts.
The girls competed at the McCartney Tournament in Taupo a couple of weeks ago and won the competition for Grade 10 girls.
This was their first time competing in a big tournament and they went into the competition as underdogs, competing against some very tough teams from Auckland, Cambridge and Taupo.
However the Lightning Bolts fought hard all weekend and won 4 out of 6 games on their way to winning the tournament, which makes them the new North Island champions for their grade.
KCU also congratulated the Lightning Bolts coach Cory Taylor who has coached this talented group of girls for the past two years.