Solihull Sixth Form College’s Netball team has reached the Semi-finals of the National Cup after knocking out the current holders in the Quarter-finals.
Solihull defeated Queen Ethelburga’s College 69-66 in their home tie. Queen Ethelburga’s College, a North Yorkshire independent boarding and day school, won the National Cup in 2019, so the result is a huge achievement for the girls. Solihull led from the beginning and maintained their team performance throughout the game to come out as winners.
Netball Coach and Sport & Health teacher Sandra Rowland commented:
“I’m so proud of the players for their effort, resilience and positive attitude throughout the whole game and this is a fantastic result for our College Netball team.”
This success follows a great showing in the AoC Regional Tournament Under-21 Finals back in November. The girls finished as runners-up in that tournament, winning six of the seven matches they played.
The First Football Team also progressed to the Quarter-finals of the National Cup this year before losing 4-2 to Strode Sports Academy.
Curriculum Leader for Sport and Health Lee Jones added:
“Congratulations to both our Netball and Football teams for their achievements. Our Basketball Academy, which is run in association with the City of Birmingham Rockets, have also been doing very well this season, so there is a lot to be proud of.”
The Netball Team will play their National Cup semi-final tie at the end of March, but they do not yet know their opponents.
13 March 2020