Following the excitement of our automatic qualification to Nationals and a 2nd place overall finish at the Regional Round at High Wycombe on Thursday 3 March, our U11 IAPS Netball team were so excited to be playing in the Finals at Roedean School in Brighton on Saturday 12 March, along with 37 other U11 qualifying teams from across the Regions.
These are the results of the Pool Round:
Edgeborough 8-4 win Junior Kings 7-5 win Millfield 6-3 win Caterham 6-5 loss Ravenscourt Park 8-7 win Orwell Park 6-4 win Stephen Perse 10-2 win Wittan Hall 5-4 win Kent College 8-2 win
Results from the Finals:
The top two teams from each pool qualified for the Quarter Finals. With Caterham winning all their games in our pool, they finished top, with The Manor finishing a clear 2nd place and into the Quarters where we faced Milton Keynes Prep, our old rival and Champion from the Regional Round at High Wycombe. This time, the game went in our favour with an 8-2 win which took us through to the Semi-Finals where we met Caterham for the second time. Sadly, we lost this game 9-3 but we were to meet another old rival, Guildford High, who was the only team to beat us and take the trophy at our home tournament back in October 2015. We were so pleased to finish our time at Nationals with a winning score of 4-2 against Guildford High to scoop the 3rd place National position.
Congratulations to our U11 team who played their best netball ever, particularly in the Finals games when the pressure was at its highest and fatigue had kicked in. A true ‘Manor’ style performance!
The squad: Bea S (GS/GK) Aoife M (GA) Ruby P (GS/C) Captain Lili H (WA) Harriet (C) Katharina F (WD) Guilia A (GK/GD) Freya W (GD/GK)
Player of the Tournament: Guilia A
Our Manor girls thoroughly deserved their place in the Finals and I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity to have experienced such a memorable day with the 2016 U11 IAPS Netball team!
Many thanks to the parents for their support, to Alexis Beattie who officiated on the day, and to Emillie B for her continued support of the team.