Dec 09 - Charity Netball Match

It was a charity netball match but this didn’t dampen the competitive spirit when the girls took on the teachers at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School. The girls of one of the boarding houses, Cornwall House, challenged staff to a netball match to help raise money for Children in Need. At 7.45pm in the evening, on the new floodlit netball courts, the girls aged 13-16 took on the teachers in a closely fought game.

There was a good turn-out of supporters from pupils and teachers despite the freezing temperatures, and 14 year old Ola Adesina did a sterling job as the Cornwall House mascot Pudsey.

The first two goals were scored early into the match by Goal Shooter and Year 6 teacher, Sarah Hamlin. The first goal for Cornwall was scored by Goal Shooter, Cat Neil. There were many interceptions during the match notably by Miss Horton. Cornwall had a strong attacking force in the shape of Cat Neil and Team Captain Amy Broad, who also scored during the first quarter. As the match continued there were substitutions but the teachers remained ahead and the final score was 9-7 to the teachers. Overall the game was played with good spirit, excellent sportsmanship and for a worthy cause.

Cornwall House were happy with their achievements which not only included testing the netball skills of the teachers, but they had raised more money from their cake sale and raffle. Deputy Head of House, Jane Pearson said “This event was organised and run by the girls and they raised around £700 for Children in Need. It was great fun both for participants and spectators and the girls can be justifiably proud of what they have achieved.”

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