Fixture date: 29/09/2018
Tournament: Manchester and District Netball Tournament
Four teams were involved in the tournament the U13 and U14 teams competed in the U14 age group and the U15 and U16 teams in the U16 age group.
In the U14 Section the Bury teams competed against St Gabriel's, Altrincham Grammar School, Wright Robinson High School as well as each other. The U14 squad got off to a flying start and continued to dominate the court in both the attack and defence for all of their matches. They cruised into the first stop position to take the winner’s trophy. The BGS U13 squad (a year young for the age group} had a more challenging start to the tournament but as the morning progressed they definitely raised their game and gained some valuable match experience. They finished a very creditable third place. Well done to both teams an excellent performance.
U14 BGS A Team - winners
Beth, Lucy J, Lucy B, Izzy, Eleanor, Sienna, Katie, Emily
U13 BGS B Team - 4th place
Louisa, Sadie, Martha, Gemma, Leah, Reilly, Chelsianna, Annabel
In the U16 section, the Bury teams again competed against St.Gabriel’s, Altrincham Grammar School, Wright Robinson High School as well as each other. At the end of a very competitive morning the competition came down to an exciting three way tie between BGS A, BGS B and Altrincham Grammar. BGS A (U16s) clinched the title on a superior goal difference and BGS B (U15s) also gained a runners up slot.
U16 BGS A Team - Winners
Emma, Lucy, Sophie, Jorja, Isabel, Mercy, Kate, Olivia.
U15 BGS B Team - Runners Up
Connie, Chloe, Iman, Eve, Harriet, Lily, Lottie, Rebecca
Connie Myers in Year 10 has been selected for the U15 Manchester Thunder Squad. Manchester Thunder is the main Superleague Franchise in the North West and aims to develop and nurture talented athletes coming through the system.
The U15s programme is part of the franchise pathway recognised and supported by England Netball. Through this pathway, Connie will get the opportunity to play in England Netball competitions for example the Netball Performance U17 League (NPL).
Connie will begin an intense training programme of strength and conditioning and skill based sessions in preparation for the start of the league. A fantastic achievement that is thoroughly deserved. Connie remains a valued and respected member of the Y10 Netball team at BGS, which highlights her great commitment and dedication to the sport itself.
This follows on from the 'Whitlow Sisters' story in the newsletter last week.