Sidmouth College Under-14 netball enjoy the experience of the Devon County Netball Finals

Sidmouth College netball team

Sidmouth College netball team - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth College Under-14 girls’ played in the Devon County netball Finals at Exeter University’s Sports Park last week.

This is the first time in five years that Sidmouth have had a team reach this stage of the competition.

First up the team met Kingsbridge and made a slow start, possibly a little overwhelmed by the occasion!

However, in the second half the team found a higher gear and moved the ball around well to emerge victorious.

Next up a close encounter with Ivybridge, a game the Sidmouth team led until the Bridgers levelled deep into the second half for honours to end even.

You may also want to watch:

Game three saw the team come up against a physical and aggressive West Buckland side who would, go on to win the whole event. Sidmouth lost this game 14-3 prior to their last match against Blundells School, Tiverton.

With the help of a little extrinsic motivation (a promise of a stop at the Services on the way home if they performed well), the team gave it their all showing great courage and determination to put in a valiant, but ultimately unsuccessful, battle.

Most Read

Sidmouth were the only non-private, non-grammar, non-sports college to appear in the later stages of the competition and the team clearly enjoyed the experience.

One player, Daisy Essex said: “I never knew netball could be so violent!”

Sidmouth squad: Charley Gardiner, Emily Dawkins, Danni King-Keast, Emily Vicary, Robyn Hansford, Bryony Monaghan, Sophie Moore, Issy Sawyers, Ellie Gosling, Daisy Essex and Hannah Vicary.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus