National netball finals await for Teesside High School

Monday 12 February 2018 | By Samantha Hockney

Teesside High School will compete for the U16 National Schools England Netball title next month after a series of excellent performances at the Regional Round.
Our girls played some outstanding netball to remain undefeated against a series of strong teams from across the North East.
In their first game, the girls had a tentative first half against previous winners Durham High. They were several goals down at the half time whistle with an aim to at least gain half score points. The squad came out fighting to win the match by one goal, setting the scene for the remainder of the day.
Excellent shooting by Catherine (GA) and Victoria (GS) ensured the team created turnover opportunities. Maddy (WA) and Maia (C) provided superb attacking support and Elena, playing out of position as GD, made some amazing interceptions. Lucy, Mazie, Jasmine, Katie and Eleanor rotated on and off the court and were an asset to the team.
The squad fought tirelessly, beating Durham High, Newcastle High, RGS Newcastle, St Benet Biscop, Barnard Castle, King Edward VI and Whitburn, eventually being crowned winners of the Regional Round and qualifying to represent the North East in the National Schools finals in Welwyn Garden City in March.
Mrs Hockborn, PE teacher at Teesside High School, said: “Teesside High School is once again one of the top 18 schools in the country for Netball, for this age group previously at U14 and now at U16. This is an outstanding achievement for a small school and I am immensely proud of the whole squad.”