Crackley’s U11 Netballers Through To National ISA Finals
Crackley Hall is celebrating after its U11 Netball team qualified for the ISA National Netball Finals.
A combination of committed play, great passing and excellent teamwork saw them finish in 3rd place at the ISA Midlands’ Regional Tournament held on Tuesday 26 February at Malvern St James Girls’ School, Worcestershire.
With nine in Crackley’s pool, the team started a busy day with eight matches of eight minutes each. The girls made a solid start with a 2-1 win against Twycross, they then drew 1-1 against Stafford Prep and Malvern St James, before St Edwards delivered the team their only first round defeat 1-2. The girls stayed focused and committed and were rewarded with good wins against Mylnhurst 3-0, Akeley Wood 2-0, Castle Howard 4-0 and Arnold Lodge 7-0. They finished as runners up in the pool and qualified for the semi-finals.
Their semi-final was a much closer and competitive game and the team were disappointed to lose 1-2 to Grantham Prep. They faced Old Vicarage in the play-off and performed brilliantly to win 3-1, take the bronze medal and win a coveted place in the National Netball Finals.
A jubilant Head of Games, Mrs Kat Vaughan, commented, “The girls were great, they were feisty, didn’t lose concentration and really worked well as a team. I am delighted to be taking them to the Nationals.”
Well done to you all.
Playing in the team were: Hannah Wildey (Captain), Maddie Lambeth, Isabella Osborne, Francesca Kelly, Annamaria Kordas, Amisha Modi, Caitlin Horan and Martha Harris.