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Young Sport: Chosen Hill netballers shine on national stage

By lauracfell  |  Posted: March 17, 2014

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CHOSEN Hill put in a strong performance at the National School Netball Championships in Liverpool last weekend.

The young side won four of their eight group games including a 12-10 win over Guildford High and a 12-3 victory over Streetly Academy.

But narrow defeats in the other fixtures meant the girls could not progress from the group stages.

But it was close and the side were incredibly proud to finish seventh overall against the best netball teams in the country.

The side suffered with some injuries and had to rotate their players throughout the tournament.

It was also a relatively young side but the experience of one national final will pay dividend next year as they bid to repeat the same feat once again.

One of the youngest players is 13-year-old Jane Taylor, who starred in the South West England Academy 77-17 win over Scotland earlier this month.

Chosen Hill deputy head Peter Jeffery said: “The girls played so well.

“There were some teams there who didn’t secure a single point so winning matches was a big ask.

“Hopefully next year we can win regionals and get through to the national finals again with a bit more experience.”

Victory in the South West Regional Finals in Bournemouth qualified the Under-16 side for the national event.

They finished in the top two in the groups stages to qualify for the semi-final and went on to defeat Glemoor School 16-3.

A superb performance in the final against Maynard School saw the side win 14-8 and qualify for the national stage.

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