The West Bridgford School have three Netball teams that have qualified for a regional tournament in Peterborough on January 28th 2017.
The only school in Nottinghamshire to achieve this, the school has intensive coaching sessions which all girls have been fully committed to. They have trained really hard and this has paid off with the U14, U16 and U19 girls teams qualifying for the next round.
The U19 Girls were the first to qualify after coming runners up at the Nottinghamshire County Tournament.
They ended up in a really difficult section having to play against three private schools. They beat Nottingham High School 7 – 5, Worksop College 10 – 4, Becket 8-3 and unfortunately lost against Nottingham Girls High 8-7.
They qualified as runners up in their section and then played the winners of section 2 – Rushcliffe School. They beat them 15 – 3 which led them back to the final against Nottingham Girls High School. They unfortunately lost 8-5 in the final but played extremely well but had done enough to secure a place at Regionals.
The U16s struggled with a team due to injury but managed to pull it together at the last minute.
They were focused and managed to fly through their section winning all games. They had a tough semi-final but secured a win. They unfortunately lost in the final but are now training hard for Regionals.
With two teams already qualifying for Regionals, the U14’s were feeling the pressure but were very determined and excited for the tournament. There were 16 teams that had entered this county tournament, with everyone being split into 4 sections. West Bridgford knew they had to win their section in order to progress any further, as there were no runner ups spots available this year.
It was with their strong-minded will and positive mind set from the beginning that they went on to beat South Wolds, Emmanuel and Joseph Whitaker to progress into the semi-finals, where they were to meet Nottingham Girls High School. With all the girls’ eagerness and focus they secured a convincing win over them, resulting in them getting into the finals- which turned out to be against Rushcliffe! They beat Rushcliffe to be crowned County Champions.
Good luck to all of the girls going to Regionals!