A busy week for Netball! Last Friday, the U14 Netball Performance squad had their semi-final in the Sister and Sport National Plate. The squad have worked tirelessly throughout the season to make it through to the final and nerves were high before the game. They faced a strong, and very tall, squad from East London based Walthamstow Hall. The first half saw both teams exchange blows and despite excellent defence from Emily W and Sophia P, we were unable to pull away and it was a draw at half time. The second half saw our superior fitness start to have an impact and good shooting from Chloe G and Maddy W meant that we were able to open up a five goal lead. The final quarter saw our defensive unit of Mia O’H, Charlotte H and Niamh F make numerous interceptions that were smoothly transitioned to goal and therefore we extended our lead – final score 39-24 to Sandringham. The opposition awarded player of the match to Lizzie S and coach’s player went to Emily W. Congratulations to the whole squad for making it through to the national final that will be played at the neutral venue of Bromsgrove School on Wednesday 23rd March – one win to go!
The Year 8B team also put in a great performance in the District Tournament this week. Great to see so many students enjoying netball. PP: Emily N and CP: Becca B-S.
The Year 10B netball team played a close game against STAGS, just losing out 16-13. OPM: Charlotte H, PP: Eva J CPM: Lilah F
The U12A and B netball teams played STAHS this week with the A's losing 23-5 and the B's drawing 9-9 but the PE Faculty are proud of how both teams performed against tough opposition. OPM - Lauren W & Georgia T. CPM - Ella C-L & Kaitlyn W
The U12A Netball team also came 2nd in a District Tournament! PP - Ella & CP - Bea
And finally, the U16 Netball Performance Squad played their National Plate Semi-final this Tuesday against Talbot Heath. It was an extremely close contest that saw us narrowly lose 33-35. Very proud of the determination & humility shown by the squad. OPM - Sib M & CPM - Marelie R
Mr A Cracknell