Wednesday, 30th November 2016
NETBALLERS proved to be on target in a county championship
NETBALLERS proved to be on target in a county championship that saw them unbeaten against seven other teams.
The under-16 squad from Ripon Grammar School were the stand-out team taking the title to earn a place in regional finals in January as North Yorkshire County Champions.
Alongside runners-up Ryedale School, of Nawton, they now have a chance to secure a place in the national finals.
Back at school, the players, whose success follows that of Ripon Grammar School's hockey team, were each presented with a Headmaster's Commendation.
Headmaster Martin Pearman said: "We are very proud of the girls. To maintain their standard of play and commitment to remain unbeaten in the tournament is an outstanding achievement."
Team coach Helen Mackenzie said the standard among the Yorkshire teams was very high.
“The final match against St Peter’s School was tough but the girls won 13-8. They wanted to go through as champions and wanted to win every match to finish with a 100 per cent record,” she said.
Mrs Mackenzie added: “The final record of seven wins from seven matches, with the girls scoring 101 goals and conceding just 34. They took hundreds of interceptions and played thousands of passes on their way to becoming county champions.”
The other teams in the competition were Harrogate Ladies’ College, Joseph Rowntree School, York, Stokesley School, St Francis Xavier School, Richmond, and Malton School.