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Tournament Victory for Senior Netball

 shs vs perse netballThe First VII netball team at Stamford High School travelled to The Perse School in Cambridge for a pre-season invitational tournament. The team faced strong opposition from the local area and played seven back-to back matches throughout the day.

The SHS team started the tournament with a match against Ipswich. After a bit of a slow start, they got into a rhythm and came out with an impressive 11-9 victory. After finding their flow, the successes kept coming with wins against Uppingham (16-5), Perse (7-6), Framlingham (12-8), Kimbolton (11-9), and Culford (12-6). 

For their final match of the tournament the SHS team were up against local rivals, Oundle. The girls walked to the court with a trepidation knowing Oundle had also won all their matches, and this was going to be the decider of the tournament. The court was lined with coaches, students and parents, giving off the tension of a county final match. They started really well and were leading at half time. After an Oundle surge in the second half, the girls continued to pick up their game and came out with a win of 14-11. 

Stamford High School PE Teacher, Cat Raitt, said: “Well done to all the girls that played in the tournament and a big thank you to all the parents who travelled to come and support. Your continued support is much appreciated.”