Fresh from a golden debut for England, two students from The Grammar School at Leeds are hoping to repeat their winning ways in the upcoming national schools finals.
Hannah Gorman, lower sixth, (right) and Lexy Shipley (centre), Year 11, earned their first England caps at last weekend’s Netball Europe competition in Gibraltar where England U17s took the title. Now Hannah and Lexy turn their attention back to school netball with important national finals coming up.
First is the Independent Schools National Cup U19 final against Portsmouth Grammar School, followed a week later by the finals of the England Netball National Schools Competition. GSAL will be competing in all possible age groups at the England Netball finals at Roedean School in Brighton on March 19. Just three schools have made it to the final in all three categories. The GSAL U14, U16 and U19 teams earned their places by winning regional rounds to become West Yorkshire and then Yorkshire and Humber regional champions.