Netball teams reach National Finals

Congratulations to our U14 and U19 girls for triumphing at the Regional Schools’ Netball tournament and reaching the National Netball Finals for the second year running.

Oakham’s U19 netball team finished the tournament undefeated beating Bilborough (14-5), Oundle (11-8), Carre’s Grammar (14-2) and Ecclesbourne (12-6). The semi-finals saw them win against Nottingham Girls’ High (9-6) and the final was against Ecclesbourne where they claimed a comfortable victory of 14-4.

Meanwhile, the U14 team dropped only one game on their way to securing their place in the National Finals, finishing runners up.

Director of Netball, Mrs Lauren Nicholls, said, “I am so proud of both teams qualifying for the Finals and for one to be crowned East Midlands Champions is an incredible achievement! All players gave excellent performances with standout players being Ellie-Mae in the U19 team and Millie and Gabi in the U14 team. We are all looking forward to the National Finals in March.”

Oakham’s netball success for the U19 and U14 teams follows their appearance in last year’s National Finals. Hopefully they will be able to sustain this consistently high level of play in the next stage of the tournament.

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