School nets gold in tour­na­ment

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BEECH Hall School pupils are cel­e­brat­ing af­ter seiz­ing vic­tory at the Macclesfield Pri­mary Schools’ mixed net­ball league.

The un­der-11s mixed net­ball league fi­nal against St Gregory’s Catholic School saw Beech Hall pupils take home gold af­ter a nail-bit­ing match.

Six games were played in the league in to­tal against Nether Alder­ley School, Gawsworth Pri­mary School and St Gregory’s.

The Beech Hall team, made up of three girls and three boys, man­aged to beat them all un­til the fi­nal, where they drew.

The fi­nal re­sult was five-apiece which meant Beech Hall won the over­all league be­cause of their wins in ev­ery other match.

The team con­sisted of a com­bi­na­tion of year five and six pupils from the school. In ad­di­tion, two year four stu­dents, Ari­arna Gor­don and Elise Clegg, were on hand as sub­sti­tutes if nec­es­sary.

Year six cap­tain Poppy Jones led the team – com­pris­ing year six pupils Daisy Hop­kin­son, Frankie Lowe and Euan Causer, and year five pupils Jesse El­ston, Theo John­son and Emilia Gad­dum – to vic­tory.

Anne Farmer, PE teacher, said she was very pleased with the re­sult.

She added: “Through­out the net­ball sea­son the play­ers have been de­vel­op­ing their knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing of the rules and tech­niques in­volved in the game.

“Their tac­ti­cal and po­si­tional aware­ness has im­proved with match ex­pe­ri­ence through­out the sea­son.

“I have been re­ally pleased with the en­thu­si­asm, com­mit­ment and sports­man­ship shown by the play­ers”.

●● Beech Hall School un­der-11s net­ball team, (back, from left): Daisy Hop­kin­son, Frankie Lowe, Poppy Jones and Emilia Gad­dum. Front: Jesse El­ston, Euan Causer and Theo John­son

●● Shaun Hor­rocks, chair­man of Macclesfield Model Rail­way Group, which is host­ing they event at Tyther­ing­ton

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