East of England Regional Championships
Broxbourne fielded three teams at the East of England regional championships at the weekend and enjoyed enormous success. For the first time in 5 years, two teams from Broxbourne School have qualified for the national schools finals in March.
Amber Clark, Megan Whiten, Elena Davies, Zoe Wood, Emily Squires, Chloe Lock, Libbie Hicks, Georgie Wood, Ivanna Ogbomo, Amber Williams
The U16 team, who were crowned Hertfordshire county champions in September started the day in scintillating fashion. The squad of ten, all contributed in the group stage, winning all games convincing. In the semi-final Broxbourne faced a tough Presdales side. Stunning attacking play, alongside accurate shooting, enabled the team to win 14-8. The final was a testing match with both teams level at the interval. Good pressure from the defence, allowed a turnover and the chance for the team to take the win 13-12, the title of Regional Champions and a place at the national finals!
Hannah Castley, Sadie Clemence, Rebecca O’Selle Goncalves, Ruby Hicks, Alice Patrick, Sydney Walker, Olivia McCarthy, Emily Snell, Mae Carter, Billie Walker
In the U14 age group, the squad wowed the spectators with their mature level of play. The girls’ showed great determination all over the court, making numerous interceptions and converting them in the attacking circle. The team won all six group games before being draw against Brentwood in the semi-final. The two teams were very evenly matched with the score level after full time. Extra-time started and with the teams still level at the end of the four minutes, a golden goal was needed to secure the team a place at the national finals! Emotionally and physically exhausted, the girls played a good second half in the final, losing 8 – 12 to Berkhamstead School to finish East Region Runners-up.
Joely Munday, Ellie Oswick, Niamh Stevens, Ellie Godsave, Megan Thomas, Abby Clark, Heidi Bishop, Neve Norris
The U19 team competed as guests in the competition after finishing third at the county championships. The sixth formers relished the opportunity to play in such a competitive tournament and their quality of netball impressed many. The squad played superbly, losing only one game by two goals to the eventual winners.