17 May 2022
The netball players and coaches at Monmouth School for Girls are celebrating after triumphing in a national competition in Cardiff.
The 1st team netballers clinched the President’s Cup after recording five wins from six matches against the top teams from each region in Wales.
It has been a memorable and historic season for the girls, who have won four trophies for the first time.
The Monmouth girls have also captured the seniors’ Urdd Cup for the first time, the annual Habs 7 competition, and Division 1 of the local Wye Valley League.
“Our netballers are all talented girls, have been incredibly committed and love netball,” said Monmouth School for Girls’ Director of Sport, Mrs Caroline Jones.
“We have never won all four competitions in the same season before.”
Monmouth had qualified for the showpiece national schools’ event in Cardiff after recording a 18-12 win against Coleg Gwent – Crosskeys in the Under-18 South East Wales County Championship final.
Monmouth defeated Gower College (15-10), Bro Myrddin (26-8), Glantaf (13-8), Castell Alun (16-9) and Llanfyllin (20-3); and lost just once, 15-13, to Bryn Celynnog.
The national schools’ netball competition is organised by Welsh Netball and Monmouth had won it only once previously – in 2017.
Mrs Jones added: “Sian Morgan, our Head of Netball, has coached the girls and worked hard on certain elements of their game. The girls have taken all the coaching on board and tried so hard to incorporate it into their play.”