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Saturday 16th March was the England Netball National Schools Finals held at Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City and involved the top 18 Schools/Colleges in the Country who had qualified by finishing in the top 2 in their County and then Regional rounds.

The Worthing College team travelled up the afternoon before so they were fully prepared for the Competition, and were up bright and early arriving to warm up at the venue for 8.30am. First up were Yarm School where they won 10-5 followed by a great 15-6 win over Hartpury College. The windy conditions made playing conditions difficult at times but the girls were playing extremely well.

A slip up against Leeds Grammar School resulted in a 12-8 loss, something the girls were not used to and it would be a test to see how they played after that. It was just what the team needed as they then beat The Judd School 13-8, RGS Worcester 11-5, Clitheroe Royal 7-4, Berkhamsted 21-3 and Oakham 19-5 to still top the group and go into the semi final.

National Schools 3The semi final was against Millfield and coach Tina Price expressed to the team to stay calm, be patient with the ball and defend throughout the court. The girls played magnificently and were 7-3 in the lead at half time. They then took the game away with Betsy and Shelby shooting beautifully, and Iona, Charlotte and Grace gaining numerous interceptions in defence. Bethen and Livi fed the circle really well and worked so hard creating opportunities for the team – final score 17-9 to Worthing! We were in the final!!

The final was against Leeds Grammar School again and the girls were determined to put right their mistakes from earlier. Some superb play in the first half by all the team created a 7-3 lead at half time – 7 minutes away from victory! The second half was the longest in history for Tina and Sarah on the side line, but the girls continued to show their quality winning the final 12-5.

National Schools 2An unbelievable achievement for Tina Price and the squad after all of their hard working in training and travelling throughout Hampshire and Sussex each week to play the most competitive games possible to improve – winning the most prestigious competition in Netball to become the best U19 School in the Country!


National Schools 5


Worthing hosted Bexhill in an AOC League game. Worthing started the game strong by getting out to an early lead. Bexhill then answered back to Worthing’s strong start ending the 1st quarter by going on a run and going up by 9. The second quarter started and Worthing’s bench wanted to answer back. With great energy off the bench brought by Eddy and Cam, Worthing narrowed the deficit and held Bexhill to only 3 points in the whole of the second quarter and Worthing went into the second half up 45 – 33.

The second half was much of the same as Worthing played some great defence and scored very effectively in transition. A defensive push from the whole team and some good steals from Bryan and Fernando allowed Worthing to keep pulling away from Bexhill. Worthing carried on until the end with some aggressive offence from Gerald and great defence held Bexhill to only scoring 11 in the fourth. Worthing left with the win and the final score was Worthing College 87 – Bexhill College 62.

High scorers:

Cameron Matthews – 23 points, Bryan Salugao – 19 points, Fernando Pulle – 16 points, Gerald Brummerhoff – 13 points