Netball: Bede’s Girls Compete At Sisna County Championships
Starting in February, the Sussex Independent Schools Netball Association (SISNA) age-group tournaments invite all the independent schools from across the county to take part in series of highly-competitive round-robin contests.
The Bede’s Netball Club entered teams at U19, U16, U15 and U14 level, with the U19s up first at the end of February.
The girls won 3 matches, beating Roedean 6-4, Lancing College 9-8 and Worth School 6-1, drawing against Mayfield Girls’ School 6-6 and Eastbourne College 5-5, playing really well through a long tournament; they played 10 back-to-back games and then went on to play in the Eastbourne Netball League that evening too, so well done for the huge levels of commitment shown by Rianna Read, Ros Manning, Fleur Reynolds, Ana Entwisle and Lizzie Rutherford!
U16s competed on the same day and narrowly lost their matches – the first to Seaford College 3-4, second to Christ’s Hospital 4-6 and Mayfield 6-7.
Despite the disappointing scorelines, Tilly Johnson played superbly and held a focused game all through the tournament. Player of the Tournament also went to Molly Ash for her great movement and shooting, so well done Molly!
At U15 Level, the team entered their SISNA Tournament having had enjoyed some stunning victories across the season against Roedean, Moira House, Brighton College, Mayfield and Burgess Hill, but - sadly - their County Cup run on 1 March saw the team beleaguered by injuries and absences. This prevented them from showing their best on the court and the girls ultimately came home empty-handed.
That same day, the U14s played some great Netball, winning 3-2 against Roedean, 6-4 against Ardingly College and 14-3 against Christ’s Hospital School, but again the girls fell short.
All in all this year’s SISNA championships were not especially fruitful when it comes to silverware, but the girls who took part all showed superb spirit and were a credit to themselves and the School.
With some exceptionally talented individuals coming up, who knows what could happen next year?