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Oakham School teams make national finals




Oakham School's U19 and U14 Netball teams have both made it through to the National Finals after some stunning performances in their regional tournaments. EMN-160216-093356001
Oakham School's U19 and U14 Netball teams have both made it through to the National Finals after some stunning performances in their regional tournaments. EMN-160216-093356001

Oakham School’s U19 and U14 netball teams have both made it through to the national finals after some stunning performances in their regional tournaments.

The U19s won the regional tournament for the second year running, and the girls were on fantastic form, winning every single one of their matches. Their semi-final match against Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College saw the girls play some of their very best netball – the court was flowing and there was nothing the opposition could do.

The final was against Trent College, and the match got off to an unfortunate start, with Oakham going down 3-0. The team quickly recovered, however, and eventually ended the match with a score of 6-5 to win the tournament.

Director of netball Carly Latham said: “This was a very physical game which required as much mental strength as physical strength to fight back and win the match.”

The U14 team, meanwhile, won three out of four of the games in their section, including a fantastic 15-2 win against Northampton High School, and went through as winners to play the runners-up of the other section. They won their semi-final match against Bramcote School in a thrilling 9-7 victory, but despite scoring a few brilliant goals they lost against Oundle School in the final. However, with a place in the national finals, there was still plenty to celebrate.

Michelle Northcott, assistant director of girls sport, said: “Overall, this was a truly brilliant day of netball. The team dug deep, listened to key advice and prepared to face hard matches with determination and team spirit.”



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