There were huge successes for Wickersley Netball last Saturday at the Rotherham Schools Finals day. We had six teams entered Y7, Y8, Y10, Y11, Y12 and Y13.
The Year 7s had a fantastic day, maintaining their consistently high standard of play from throughout the year. They convincingly beat Maltby 12-3 in the Semi-final to sail through to the final. In a tense and nervous start where no goals were scored in the opening minutes, the Y7s managed to calm their nerves to go 4-0 up at quarter time. After this, everything fell into place and the girls game out on top with a fantastic 9-4 win against Swinton.
The Y8s had a tough semi-final facing last year’s winners. With an early lead, the final looked promising, however Wath fought back in the last quarter to go 2 in front on the final whistle. An unfortunate loss for the Y8s but a great team effort on the day.
The Y10s had a great semi and sailed through to the final. The final was a tough one against a very strong Wales side who were last year’s winners. Although the girls showed an impressive performance, it unfortunately wasn’t enough to take the win. However, a very well deserved 2nd place!
The Y11s as ever, dominated their games and even though some players were missing from their usual squad, they showed grit and determination to take the win in the final. This makes it 5 years in a row that this time has won finals day. A fantastic achievement.
The Y12s had a very tough semi-final facing a strong Aston side that have always qualified for the final. However, the Y12s gave them a very competitive game. In the end the Y12s fell short by 2 goals on the final whistle. An unfortunate loss, however I’m sure the girls will come back fighting next year!
The Y13s demonstrated skill, athleticism and excellence in both the semi and the final. It was their last year competing in this tournament and their final score of 39-10 demonstrated the level of skill within the team. An amazing bunch of girls who are now 7 times Rotherham Schools Champions- such an amazing achievement!