24th March 2018

Taunton School Netball teams triumph at County Championships

Back row (U19 team) - Daisy West, Eloise Winsor, Amelia Davies, Jasmine Walker, Juste Mockeliunaite, Millie Tyler, Eleri Brown, Katie Mahon, Megan Conabeare, Ellie-May Vohra and Freya Tyler. Front row- (U15 team) Kara Klimczak-Gange, Leila Fisher, Flora Collier, Izzy Glaser, Isla May, Lara Heames, Martha Mileham, Lucy Regan, Hetty James, Mya Hounsell, Emily Lawton.

The under 15 and under 19 Netball teams at Taunton School have beaten off the competition to both become County Champions in their age groups.

Taunton School U19s played in the Netball County Cup against six local schools from Somerset in a league format. They won all of their games beating King’s College, Wellington School, Wells Cathedral School, King’s Bruton, Queen’s College and Richard Huish College.

Having come third in the National Schools Tournament in the Autumn term, the U19 squad were determined to show their improvement and hard work. Their Coach and Taunton School Director of Sport Hayley Mortimer said “The girls worked tirelessly throughout the whole tournament and I could not be prouder of them. It pleases me that my job was pretty easy really – I just went along to watch some cracking netball!”

The Under 15 netball squad also saw off the competition winning all of their games in the County Cup competition, beating King’s College, Wellington School, Wells Cathedral School, King’s Bruton and Queen’s College.

Coach Carol Manley commented “Despite limited practice due to adverse weather, the team was focussed and produced an outstanding level of netball. The girls went out with a really positive attitude and deserved to finish unbeaten and County Cup Champions.”

Taunton School’s Head of Netball Lisa Manley added “This is a great achievement to retain both county cups for the second year running. I’m very proud of the hard work that’s gone on throughout the season from all of the netball squads and coaching staff.”