Severn Stars In Sight for King's Netballers
King’s College can now boast two members on the Severn Stars Nova Netball Academy.
Fifth Former Rosie Thornhill, who plays goal shoot, and Lower Sixth goal attack Kiera Johnstone, will now be attending the twice weekly training program based at Millfield.
The Severn Stars Netball Super League franchise set up five Under 17 Netball ‘Nova’ academies last autumn in educational centres throughout the region.
The aim of the academies is to extend the provision of regular, high-level performance training to the next generation of potential netball stars.
The Nova Academies will be the next step for players as part of the England Netball Performance Pathway, as they move on from County Academies.
Head of Netball, Imogen Pardoe, said: “I’m hugely excited by this news – both of these girls have worked very hard at developing their netball and their success is richly deserved; this is a great opportunity for them to develop further.”
King’s College will once again be hosting the prestigious England Netball National Schools Under 14 and Under 16 competitions on Saturday 6th October.
The competition covers all schools across the UK, with the top two teams at each age group progressing to regionals and then on to nationals. Schools from all over Somerset will be competing at King’s, making use of the indoor netball tennis dome.
In addition, Emily Ogle who is a pupil at King’s Hall, has enjoyed success with her netball and has recently gained a place on the county satellite.