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Junior School Netball Team Win Top Award

Thursday 9 September 2010

GSAL Junior School Netball Team Win Top Award

The U11 netball team topped off a triumphant first year of tournaments by winning the Yorkshire Evening Post Best In School Award 2010.

The team was shortlisted in the Best Sports Team category and was up against the U11 football team from Colton Primary and the Y6 netball team from Waterloo Primary, in Leeds.

The 10 girls – Hannah Gorman (captain), Emily Groom, Megan Black, Ruby Corcoran, Lauren Gaunt, Mirna Elghobashy, Florrie Kamstra, Aisling Madden, Louise Marsden and Sophie Bell attended the awards ceremony in Leeds along with head teacher Robert Lilley, netball coach Jennifer Hinton and JS teacher Helen Tuxford, who helps with the team and attends tournaments.

The squad of Y6 girls finished among the top 12 independent schools in the country this year and also won the Leeds tournament, the Leeds League and the HMC north eastern tournament.

They were also Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) northern runners-up, beating rivals from Wakefield Girls’ High, St Anselm’s, Witham Hall, Elleray, King Henry VIII, Bablake and St Mary’s Hall schools to win a place at the national finals at Roedean School in Brighton.

Photo: Celebrating after their win…the U11 netball team with teachers Jenny Hinton (far left) and Helen Tuxford (far right). Photograph courtesy of Yorkshire Post Newspapers.

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