College Girls Net Top Team Places
Senior School pupils Harriet, Ellie and Alex are celebrating offers from major netball teams following their trials last month. The girls have all secured places with London Pulse after a full day of trials at the London Copper Box Arena – the London venue for the National Performance Netball league – the netball equivalent of the Premiership. London Pulse is one of just 10 National Performance League teams and Harriet will shortly take up her place in their U17’s High Performance Hub.
The girls reported that they all had "stomachs churning with nerves". Competing against 200 other girls, they knew from the outset they would have to show determination and grit to gain one of the 90 available places.
Following a long and tough day of being put through their paces in a series of tense, short matches, playing against some very talented players, the girls came away hoping they had done enough. Just two days later, all three received an email from the selectors congratulating them on their performance and for securing a place in one of the Pulse U17 hubs. Harriet, Alex and Ellie are all very excited to start training.
Meanwhile, fellow Senior School pupil Katie is celebrating her place in the County Academy. This is the second step on the England Netball Performance Pathway and is aimed at 14-16 year old’s who are looking to progress further in netball.
We look forward to following their progress!