This week the Under 13 netball team travelled to Essex for the semi-final of the SMILE Independent Netball Schools Cup competition. They had already played several matches previously to reach this stage, winning them all convincingly.
The semi final match was against Brentwood School at Brentwood. The girls began nervously but soon found their rhythm and finished the first quarter Brentwood 6 - Talbot Heath 5. The following quarters followed in the same vein and at the start of the final quarter there were only 2 goals in it, with Brentwood leading. The girls gave absolutely everything in the final quarter, with the defensive team making some super interceptions and some fantastic under pressure goals were scored by our two shooters. At the final whistle the score was Talbot Heath 18 - Brentwood 19.
The team were clearly devastated however, we are so proud of them for being placed fourth in the country, of all the Independent schools. That is a fantastic achievement and we very much look forward to bettering this result next season.
Congratulations to Evie and Emily C for being superb captains to the team and to the players Amy, Lydia, Edie, Jess, Olivia, Emily H and Alice.
Further congratulations to the Under 13 netball team again for winning the County netball finals last week. They beating several opponents in the rounds and semis to face Dumpton who they beat 10 - 5! A fantastic achievement and well done Evie, Amy, Edie, Lydia, Emily C, Olivia, Emily H and Charlotte. Worthy winners yet again.
Congratulations to the Under 12 netball team who came second overall in the County Netball Finals at BSG. An excellent achievement and well done to Alice, Phoebe, Anna, Olivia, Lucy, Millie, Marella, Eve, Ellie.
And again congratulations go to both year 5 and 6 netball teams who won all of their matches this week away at Ballard school.
The year 6 team players were: Aisha, Neda, Fern, Lauren, Maisie (played up from year 5!), Isabelle and Sophia who won against Ballard 12-1.
The year 5 team players were Annabel, Lexie, Bella, Sienna, France's, Elle, Olivia and Rebecca. They beat BCS 2-1 and Ballard 6-2.