The event took place in the remarkable grounds of Roedean Boarding School in Brighton, overlooking the sea. George Salter got off to a flying start against the reigning National Champions; Aylesbury, winning 10-9 in the dying minutes of the game. Their fine form continued into the next three games with victories over St.Albans, Yarm and South Hunsley. Their fourth game was against Kings Edwards, Bath who came out fighting from the very first whistle. The George's girls had takent their foot off the pedal slightly and struggled to regain momentum losing 11- 7. The girls then went up against West Bridgeford and managed to scrape a win with an outstanding defensive performance from Grace Porter-Deleon keeping them in the game. Wirral were the next opponents, they were a very physical team who were one of the favourites to go on and win the tournament. George's put together a good performance but couldn't quite capitalise on their opportunities and ended up losing 11-6.
The team finished in 3rd place in their group narrowly missing out on the semi finals, where the Grammer School at Leeds went on to be crowned as over all National Champions. Overall the George's girls did exceptionally well and finished as the 5th best school in the Country at their age group and the best non grammer school!
Thankyou to all the support from the parents and staff who made this great opportunity possible.
Under 16 Netball team: Grace Porter-Deleon (C), Ellie Bennett (VC), Shanequa Mcleish, Tumba Katanda, Nasara Arnett, Dasiey Cotterill, Nikita Samra, Calista Henry and Rhea Patel.