Following qualification for the Nationals in March, the U11 Netball team travelled to York to participate in the ISA National finals. With over 470 schools currently in the association, the competition was of an outstanding standard.
After successfully negotiating six very challenging competitive games in the pool phase, The Grange qualified for the Cup competition along with the three other teams from the North underlining the strength of Netball in the region.
A quarter-final draw against Bowden School (Northern Silver medallists) was a tough proposition but The Grange came through as convincing 7 goal winners. A semi-final against AEGS (Northern Gold medallists and National Gold medallists) proved to be a hurdle too far, but the team was delighted to be awarded Bronze medals.
“The Girls showed true Grange School Values with brilliant resilience and encouragement of others always playing with good grace yet tremendous spirit. This is a team to watch for the future, they are awesome and we wish them every success in The Senior School,” said Mrs Dewhurst.