St Helen's is delighted to celebrate the success of the U14A netball team, who were crowned bronze medallists at the National Schools Netball Championships on Saturday 16 March at Stanborough School. The team had a brilliant journey to nationals, remaining unbeaten throughout the county competition and showing maturity and steel in the regionals to qualify for nationals.
In incredibly unfriendly weather the team had an amazing start, winning 17–3 versus RGS Newcastle, a real confidence boost. Five more wins followed as well as a tense 9–9 draw versus Godolphin and Latymer. A loss versus the eventual champions Wirral Grammar put the team 2nd in their group and through to the semi-finals versus Blue Coat Liverpool. A hard fought match then put them into the 3rd place play-off versus Berkhamsted. It was 4–4 at half-time but the team pulled away to win 11–5.
It was an epic day for all involved – not least playing in gale force winds – but the end result was well worth the hard work, with the team 3rd best in the country.