National Schools’ Netball Competition

Westholme Netballers compete in the country round of this event

On Saturday 10th November our U14 & U16 Netball teams played in the County round of the National Schools Netball Competition, which was held at Stanley Park, Blackpool.  Due to all the rain and hail that had fallen, the courts were very slippery, but despite this our teams played well and there was an excellent team spirit. The standard of all the teams who had entered was very high, and there were some very close matches.

U14 results:
V St. Augustine’s won 5-3
V Penwortham lost 6-10
V Stonyhurst drew 8-8
V St Wilfrid’s won 9-7
V All Hallows won 10-5

Even though the U14 team had only lost one match, unfortunately , they finished third in their group and so did not qualify for the semi-finals.

Netball U16w

The U16 competition was held as a round robin competition, where all the teams play each other and the results are worked out from the points gained from all their matches.

U16 results:
V St. Augustine’s won 11-5
V Penwortham lost 5-7
V St. Michael’s won 9-7
V Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School – lost 3-8
V St Wilfrid’s won 9-7
V All Hallows won 10-5
V Clitheroe Grammar won 8-7
V Stonyhurst won 11-5

This meant that Westholme had won 5 matches, lost 2 and drawn 1. So we were very surprised and pleased to find that we had come second in the competition and so have qualified to represent Lancashire in the Regional round of this competition!
Well done to our team:

Alice Taylor (captain), Rebecca Lloyd, Natasha Mols, Harriet Rose, Jessica Smith, Rebecca Souter, Grace Taylor and Emily Winter.