Berkhamsted netball teams make history at the Regional Finals - Girls' Schools Association

Berkhamsted netball teams make history at the Regional Finals

Berkhamsted netball teams make history at the Regional Finals

31 January 2019

An incredible display on Saturday at the Netball East Regional Finals saw all three Berkhamsted School teams progress to the National Finals.

This triple achievement has never been matched in Berkhamsted School’s history, and it’s almost unprecedented throughout the whole country.

Berkhamsted’s netball players and staff celebrated on court together as they realised the magnitude of the success late in the afternoon at Stanborough School in Welwyn Garden City.

Each team will compete at the National Finals in March and hope to add to Berkhamsted’s growing trophy collection. The U14s will attempt to defend their national title having won in 2018.

The U14, U16 and U19s had each already progressed through from the local rounds that began in September. This Saturday’s Regional Finals brought together the top schools from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Only the winners of the semi-finals on the day would qualify for the sought-after National Finals place.

Director of Girls Sport, Jo Vila said “There is a buzz about netball at Berkhamsted, and we are incredibly proud of our girls on this remarkable achievement. All 12 players in each of our U14, U16 & U19 squads fully contributed to this success. The girls’ ability to confidently play in numerous positions enables our coaches to select different combinations in an effort to counteract our opposition’s strengths.

“Whatever the outcome on the 16th March, this is a moment of Netballing history for the School which we shall all savour!”

An incredible display on Saturday at the Netball East Regional Finals saw all three Berkhamsted School teams progress to the National Finals. This triple achievement has never been matched in Berkhamsted School’s history, and it’s almost unprecedented throughout the whole country. Berkhamsted’s netball players and staff celebrated on court together as they realised the magnitude of the success late in the afternoon at Stanborough School in Welwyn Garden City. Each team will compete at the National Finals in March and hope to add to Berkhamsted’s growing trophy collection. The U14s will attempt to defend their national title having won in 2018. The U14, U16 and U19s had each already progressed through from the local rounds that began in September. This Saturday’s Regional Finals brought together the top schools from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Only the winners of the semi-finals on the day would qualify for the sought-after National Finals place. Director of Girls Sport, Jo Vila said “There is a buzz about netball at Berkhamsted, and we are incredibly proud of our girls on this remarkable achievement. All 12 players in each of our U14, U16 & U19 squads fully contributed to this success. The girls’ ability to confidently play in numerous positions enables our coaches to select different combinations in an effort to counteract our opposition’s strengths. “Whatever the outcome on the 16th March, this is a moment of Netballing history for the School which we shall all savour!”

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