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Year 9 Netball Success… Again!

Year 9 Netballers have achieved another notable success by training daily a week before the event and were extremely focused on doing well. They were placed joint first in the North Yorkshire County cup competition, coming second on goal difference to Ripon Grammar; however Ryedale did beat Ripon Grammar in the qualifying rounds.

This means we have qualified for the regional round, where we play the top 2 teams from south, west and east Yorkshire. This is a first for Ryedale School, never in the history of the school have they had a team in the regional round. I am extremely proud of the girls as they have worked hard to achieve this. Fingers crossed for the regional round which is at the end of January!

Ruth Aber, team captain writes:

Year 9 Netball team (back row first, from l - r) Eliza Powell, Ellie Crowther, Holly Collier, Hattie Eve, name, Abi Smith, Charlotte Mawby, Ruth Aber, Samantha Brown

Year 9 Netball team (l – r)
Eliza Powell, Ellie Crowther, Holly Collier, Hattie Eve, Katie Williams, Abi Smith,
Charlotte Morby, Ruth Aber, Millie Redshaw

After qualifying for the county rounds and training hard every day in preparation; with Mrs Green pushing us to be fit and ready for the tournament; Saturday 8th November finally arrived. We were excited, but very nervous for the challenge. Our first game, against one of the stronger teams (Harrogate Ladies College), was a close but deserved win (11-10). Then came the game against St. Peter’s, our main rivals. We had a bad game, leading to a 14-7 loss. Knowing we could not afford to lose another game; we went on to beat Queen Mary’s (13-4), Stokesly (13-5), Ripon Grammar (15-9),  Joseph Rowntree (12-8) and Lady Lumleys (11-5). With only one other team winning all games but one, we just missed out on an overall win by goal difference. However, in second place, we have gone through to the Regional rounds in January. There, we will compete against schools from across Yorkshire and Humberside. Despite the strong competition we will face, we plan on training and preparing to perform to the best of our ability on the day. And who knows, we could make it to Nationals…

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