On Monday the U14 Netball squad travelled to Cheltenham Ladies’ College to play in the Gloucestershire County tournament where 19 schools were hosted. We were in a group of 5 schools and beat Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School 10-1, The Cotswold School 8-0, Bournside 11-2 and the High School for Girls 10-2.
The girls went through as group winners and played a strong Stroud High team in the quarter-finals where they won 7-4. They progressed to the semi-finals and played Dean Close, winning 6-3 in a tight game. The final hurdle to the trophy was Wycliffe, who the girls beat 8-3.
Head of Netball, Miss Poppy Hoskins commented, “The team played outstandingly and I cannot fault them for their attitude and enthusiasm. Abbie Whybrow (3rd, Ch) and India Turner (3rd, W) in particular stepped into defence; their energetic, albeit slightly unorthodox, style of netball was incredibly effective at breaking down the opposition’s attacking play. Meg Knight (3rd, Q) was a strong force in the middle with Beth Jenkins (3rd, Q) and Katya Jennings (3rd, Ch) working well in the shooting circle together. A true squad effort and a sign of excellent and exciting netballers moving through College right now.”