King’s in­spired by na­tional suc­cess

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

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.

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