NHEHS All-Stars Celebration Netball Match Vs. U17 Super League Netball Team
By Gen P, Year 13
On Saturday 5th November, the NHEHS All Star team rallied to take on two different U17 franchise sides, Saracens Mavericks and Surrey Storm. The day kicked off with a match between the two best club teams in the country, Academy NC and Oldham. The game was tense, with several international names taking to the court – most notably, the most capped England netball player, Jade Clarke MBE, who played for Oldham. With some awesome defensive reactivity and strength in the circle, the Academy side took the win, with 64 goals to Oldham’s 41.
Inspired by the elite performance, the NHEHS All Stars, coached by Sasha and Kadeen Corbin (previous international players for England and Barbados), took to the court to take on U17 Surrey Storm. Playing with rolling subs, the team adapted effectively to manage the U17 Surrey Storm offence, having a majorly successful run in the second half to win the match 19-18. The support from the crowd was definitely key in spurring on our momentum towards this victory. Riding high off the win, the team then faced Saracens Mavericks U17s, who, with impressive ball speed and well-drilled units, stole the game. It was a massive pleasure to play these two sides, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to stretch ourselves on court and be coached by two netball legends. Thank you to Miss Dunkley and the rest of the sports department for organising this event!