24 November 2017
The St Mary’s School, Cambridge Under 16 netball team competed in the Under 16 County Netball Tournament at The Perse School on Saturday 11 November. Winning seven of seven matches, the U16 team was crowned Cambridgeshire U16 County Champions and has qualified to represent Cambridgeshire at the East Regional Competition in January 2018.
The Under 16 team is captained by Anya Fleming (Year 11), and consists of Year 11 students Amy Turpin, Nicole Taylor, Florence Barrow-Collier, and Year 10 students Cristina Harrison-Peña, Miranda Edwards, Grace Killoughery, Maiya Fleming and Ruby Griffiths.
Head of PE and games at St Mary’s School, Cambridge, Mrs Jackie Ewing, said: “All members of the team played well throughout the tournament, showing a high skill level of shooting, attacking and defending to score a total of 89 goals and letting in just 28. Amy Turpin was voted as the team’s player of the tournament for showing great determination and working hard in every match, finishing passages of play with confident and accurate shooting. After some closely fought matches the team finished the competition undefeated – congratulations girls!”
The team qualified for the county tournament back in October, winning three of three matches at the Cambridge Independent Schools tournament (against Stephen Perse Foundation, 9-5; The Perse School, 11-3; and King’s Ely, 14-3) to be crowned Cambridge Independent Schools Under 16 Champions.
The St Mary’s School, Cambridge U16 netball team heads to the East Regional Competition in January 2018 to represent Cambridgeshire.
Under 16 County Netball Tournament results (11 November 2017)
Win 14 – 6 Longsands Academy
Win 9 – 8 Stephen Perse Foundation
Win 20 – 4 Neale-Wade Academy
Win 8 – 3 Impington Village College
Win 12 – 2 The Perse School
Win 13 – 4 Cromwell Community College
Win 13 – 1 The Peterborough School