Netball – Under 14 Junior ‘B’ League Final

Congratulations to Grosvenor’s Under 14 Netball Team which recently performed superbly in defeat against Glenlola Collegiate in the final of the Northern Ireland Junior B League Final, held at Lisburn Raquets Club. 

The team’s position in the final was secured following two victories before Christmas, which put them into the quarter finals of the competition where they defeated St. Fanchea's College, Enniskillen, at Dungannon Leisure Centre, before following up that success with victory over St. Mary's High School, Newry, at Lisburn Racquets Club, in the semi-finals.

Having earned their place in the final via such a series of hard-fought wins, the girls performed commendably, against tough opposition, in the final, with a special mention to Lucy Simpson at centre, who worked hard on defence throughout the entire game.

Glenlola boasted a particularly strong attack, as well as two very good shooters, requiring Grosvenor’s defence to work extremely hard. Despite this, however, the GGS team performed well to intercept the ball as often as they could, while their shooters were on target throughout the match, making sure that the team made good use of any possession they had.

The girls have learnt to play well as a team and this was evident on the day, with lots of communication throughout the match and support for their fellow team members.

Well done to each and every member of the squad who helped the team to success in the competition; although they were beaten by a superb team in the final, their achievement in reaching this stage of the tournament should not be underestimated. Many thanks also to teachers Mrs Waterworth, Mrs Murdock and Mrs Kirk, whose dedication and expertise helped the team to excel throughout. 

The full list of squad members is listed as follows: GK: Maddie Crawford; GD: Erin Young; WD: Freya Murray; C: Lucy Simpson; WA: Helen Osborne (C); GA: Kirstyn Reid; GS: Leah McIlwrath; Subs: Eve Stanfield, Cara Miller, Rihanna Geddis, Ellie Burgess, Eva Wainwright, Katie Graham.

Grosvenor's Under 14 netball team which reached the final of this year's Junior 'B' League.