Amazing netball season for Hurst heroines

April 13, 2018

Hurst College’s netballers have had an amazing season, as five teams qualified for the recent national finals. The U13s won the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Netball Finals, and the U12s and U11s both finished in the top half of their groups.

In the National Senior Schools Competition, the U16s came third, just missing out on a top two finish by one goal, and the U19s placed fifth, just missing out on a top four finish and four places better than last year.

There were also earlier successes for Hurst at county level with triple wins in the Sussex Cup and the Sussex Independent Schools Netball Association (SISNA) Tournament.

In the Sussex Cup, the U14, U13 and U12 teams secured their titles with victories over Brighton College, with the U16s finishing as runners-up – also to Brighton. In the SISNA tournament, the U18 and U16 teams both retained their titles without losing a game, and U12 team also secured their title without losing a game – in addition, there were runners-up places for the U15 (who finished fifth last year) , U14 and U13 teams.

“This season has been excellent for Hurst Netball, with history being made. To have five teams qualifying for the national finals is nothing short of phenomenal. I am so proud of all squads – the girls are committed, train hard and demonstrate positive teamwork. The future is bright!”

Rebecca Jutson, Head of Netball, Hurst College