Champions - and now they look the part !

June 30 2017

GIRLS from Hanham Woods Academy netball team are having a ball after winning both national and regional netball tournaments.

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GIRLS from Hanham Woods Academy netball team are having a ball after winning both national and regional netball tournaments.

The team entered the under 15s Regional North Tournament which involved schools from across Wiltshire, Bristol and Gloucester. 

In a fiercely fought tournament against some tough competition, Hanham Woods emerged victorious, making them Regional North Champions.

On a netball tour organised by PGL at Boreatton Park in Shrewsbury, the team won the tournament again, beating fierce competition from schools nationwide. 

The icing on the cake came when they were presented with medals by some of the England national netball squad.

The team has also recently been crowned South Gloucestershire League Champions after beating all opposition.

Following the team’s success they have been sponsored by RAF Apprenticeships South West and have been presented with £630 which was used to purchase professional kit and equipment.

Emily Baker, PE teacher and coach, said: “This is brilliant for Hanham Woods and it is raising the profile of netball in our academy. 

"It's great for the team to have a kit they can be proud of when we play against other schools and now they look like a professional team. Through their successes and hard work they have earnt and thoroughly deserve this."