Netball Team Crowned Regional Champions
Friday 02 February 2018
This year has seen huge success for our netball teams. Not only were the girls crowned Regional Champions at the National Schools Regional competition this weekend (and will now progress to the National Finals) but a number of players have also been selected for the Bath U19 squad.
Hannah Barnes was recently selected for the Bath U19 short squad, accompanied by Charlie Plumridge, and in addition to this Jade Richards and Sophie Orchard were selected for the Bath long squad.
We are also proud to announce that Charlie Plumridge, Jade Richards and Imogen Plumridge have all been selected for the AoC Sports National representative Team.
To qualify for Bath U19's Hannah had to do an initial trial to get into the long squad (about 20 people). She then had to attend training sessions before being chosen for the short squad (14 people). We spoke to Hannah to find out how she is feeling about playing for the team. She said:
I am very excited and happy to be selected, very excited to play at this high standard.” Hannah is looking forward to playing in an upcoming fixture this Saturday as it will be the first game for the squad and she is excited to see how the team gel together.”
We also spoke to Sophie who went for the U19 trial and made the long squad and was then offered a place in the U17 squad. She said:
I am really pleased with being offered a place in this squad as it is really challenging. The teams we will be playing when the season starts will be tough but it will be a great opportunity for the team to play against them. I am really looking forward to going to these games with the team and playing together for the first time.”
Sophie says she is hoping to progress in netball after college and will look at trialling for the u19 and possibly the u21 squads.
We wish the whole squad good luck with their upcoming fixtures.
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