King’s inspired by national success
KING’S Girls’ Division hotshots were in seventh heaven after forming the backbone of both the Cheshire under-14 and under-16 netball squads.
The go- for- it girls say with one voice that their motivation for succeeding as tomorrow’s sport stars has magnified as they have been growing up, as allwomen’s sport has finally begun to receive more national media coverage.
Chantelle Carroll, 12, from Bollington, said: “The 2012 Olympic Games were a real help with the televised hockey matches and the netball Superleague is now gaining a much higher national profile.”
Olivia Moores, 13, from Rainow added: “Women now have a number of national level role models in netball, cricket, hockey and many other sports like tennis and athletics.”
“Not least are some of our own former pupils, who have gone on to represent the UK in a number of sports,” added Antonia Bianchi, 14, from Bollington. “We have our own Olympian, Jenni Pinches, and a number of national champions in biathlon and trampolining still currently in the school.”
Saffron Milner, 12, from Macclesfield, added: “Now we all want to see how far we can progress in the county and regional try-outs. We want to be the best we can be and take it as far as we can.”
From the front the successful girls are Olivia Moores, who plays as an astute centre at under-14 level; Sophie Jackson, 15, from Macclesfield, who plays as a lightning fast wing attack at under-16 level; Natasha Salem, 15, from Gawsworth, who plays as a clinical goal attack at under-16 level; Antonia Bianchi, who plays as an elegant centre at under-16 level; Saffron Milner, who is a stalwart at goal defence at under-14 level; Chantelle Carroll, 12, from Bollington who has an unerring eye for goal in attack at under-12 level and Frances Gurney, 15, from Macclesfield who is another merciless goal attack.
The girls have started the season in top form winning and have a 100 per cent record in the Macclesfield District Netball League matches so far.
King’s are also sending 26 girls, in their under-15 and under-17 netball teams and their under-17 hockey side to play the top club and school sides on the paradise island of Barbadoa during 12 days in October half term.
●● King’s Girls’ Division hotshots were in seventh heaven after forming the backbone of both the Cheshire under-14 and under-16 netball squads.