Regional Netball Finals for U19s
Having made their way through the Redbridge Borough Round of this year’s National Schools Netball Tournament, all three age groups from Bancroft’s were in action again on Sunday 16 October at Redbridge Sports Centre for the County (Essex Met) Round.
Throughout the day all teams faced some tough opposition. Unfortunately the U14s, despite excellent attack by Anna Hammond and dominating defence from Charlotte Peters, narrowly missed out on qualification; just one more goal would have secured their place in the Regional Final. The U16s finished in fourth place winning five out of their eight games. The team played exceptionally well with Yoma Toweh, who helped minimise the amount of goals the opposition were to score by her amazing interceptions and work ethic, as the U16s’ player of the day.
The U19s had a fantastic day, winning four of their five matches. They were defeated by Barking Abbey, whose past record in this tournament is fantastic. The girls finished as runners up and now proceed to the Regional Finals. The whole team played tremendously well, but special mention must go to Olivia O’Brien and Tamika Quartey.