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A Winning Weekend for Grange Netball

The U14 / U16 and U18 teams recently played in the National ISA tournament resulting in some magnificent results for the teams. The U14s played some fantastic netball, winning all of their games.

They won their first 2 games easily and then had a very exciting game against Princethorpe winning 8-7 with Katie Jones scoring a penalty shot in the final seconds. The team went through to the knock out stages of the tournament as winners of the group and continued their winning streak in the finals securing a win against local rivals, Alderley Edge.

The U16s had a tough first match drawing 8-8 with Red House. This fuelled their determination and they went from strength to strength in the rounds and also topped their group. Making it through to the quarter final and winning by 1 goal in the semi-finals they were then up against Red House again in the nail biting final. They won convincingly and secured the title of National ISA champions for the 2nd consecutive year. The team played excellent composed netball all day and they adapted well to the different environment; executing their game play perfectly.

The U18 team competed brilliantly in a tough group and enjoyed an excellent day of netball. They eventually placed 3rd in the round robin competition.

The U12 team competed in the County Tournament beating Lymm and Hartford. They drew with Fallibroome and lost by 2 goals to King’s Macc. Kings Macc had beaten this team convincingly early in the season showing the progress that this team has made. Unfortunately Falibroome went through to the semi-finals on goal difference and went on to win the competition. The 1st year team showed that they can compete with the best schools in Cheshire and all coaches are very proud of the progress that they have made.

The U13 team were under pressure in the same County Tournament after winning last year’s competition. They beat Christleton, King’s Macc, Fallibroome, Lymm and Holmes Chapel to secure a semi-final v Wilmslow which they won convincingly. This meant a final against their main rivals King’s Chester. A gripping final followed, it was 5-5 at full time and then 8 – 7 following 2 minutes of extra time resulting in The Grange securing the title for the 2nd year running.