Shrewsbury School

Midlands Regional Netball Tournament

Thursday 31 January 2019

The 1st VII gave up part of their Coach Weekend to play in the Midlands Regional Netball Tournament, having qualified in November when they were runners-up at the county tournament.

The standard was always going to be high and in horrendous weather conditions we didn’t get off to the best start, losing 2-11 to Bishop Vesey. After this the team were more prepared for the physical encounters that were to come and upped their game to beat St Joseph’s in match 2, 6-2.

Our third game was to be our toughest of the day against previous tournament winners Bromsgrove. We battled hard in hail and wind and limited the score to 2-8; much closer than other schools in previous rounds.

Game 4 was a tense and excellent match against Higham Lane and finished in a 6-6 draw. Our best match of the day was against Wolverhampton Grammar, who we beat comfortably 7-2.

But in our final game we started to run out of steam and struggled to play to our best, losing to Hereford Sixth Form 2-8.

Won 2, drew 1, lost 3: a good performance from the team, and our best results in the Midlands tournament to date. Well done all, especially Katie Oswald (MSH) who led the team brilliantly.

Nicola Bradburne
Head of Girls' Games

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