The Under-16 girl’s netball team have won the prestigious Independent School Association National Netball Tournament. Following their success in the South West Wales and England ISA regional qualifying round, the team earned themselves a place in the Independent Schools National Finals in High Wycombe. The girls were undefeated during the pool round, winning convincingly against some very tough competition.
The semi-final against Prince Thorpe College was a major challenge. Prince Thorpe put points on the board taking an early lead; however, St Michael’s fought back and drew level at half time. After a few tactical changes the girls dominated the second half achieving a well-deserved 7 – 5 win, and earned a place in the final against the defending champions Hull Collegiate.
The girls battled through the first half, again drawing level at half time. St Michael’s maintained a lead in the second half to win 10 – 9, and earn the title Independent School National Champions.
Accompanying the team was Deputy Head teacher Mrs Kay Francis, who praised the girls and team coach
Miss Jo Thorley –
“I was extremely proud of the girls, and delighted that their hard work has been rewarded”.
Headteacher Alun Millington added his congratulations, saying:
“This is a vindication of the tremendous effort Miss Thorley has put in with her team this year, and the talent and dedication of the students at St. Michael’s.”