Harefield Academy scoop national title
HAREFIELD Academy national schools table champions.
They won the under-19 girls’ title at the 50th annual Butterfly School Team Championships, in Hinckley.
The Harefield squad of Zahna Hall, Danielle Kelly, Rachel Stone, Beau Partridge and Riya Kaur defeated defending champions King Edward VI Community College from Totnes and Wickersley School and Sports College (Rotherham), both by 6-2 margins, to set up a decider against Bradford Grammar.
Harefield took a 3-0 lead and, after Bradford won two of the next three to make it 4-2, it was Kelly’s victory over Maddy Silberberg which gave the champions an unassailable lead.
Bradford, who beat King Edward 5-3 and Wickersley 6-2, were runners-up, while King Edward beat Wickersley 6-2 to take third.
Danielle Kelly said: “We have a really strong team and our number three and four players came out with some big wins, which really helped us.”