Ten Princethorpe Netballers Score Representative Honours

It has been a busy term for Netball and Princethorpe College Head of Girls’ Games, Mrs Debs Brookes, has a lot to smile about with ten Princethorpe netballers scoring representative honours this season. She says, “Things are looking very strong this season. Commitment is strong across the year groups, the practice courts are full after school and we have ten girls who have been selected for representative honours. I am delighted that their dedication and hard work is being rewarded.”

Lucy Gribben, Nell Johnston, Lucia McCosker-New, Anneliesa Douglas and Darcey Heritage were selected into their age groups for the Warwickshire netball squads. For Gribben and Johnston this is their second year representing a County, whilst Heritage, McCosker-New, Johnston and Douglas have the honour of being selected underage. Chosen from a pool of several hundred girls, from some twenty plus schools across the county, the Princethorpe contingent will join either the Development or Progression squads playing against other counties across the country.

Four girls have also been selected for the Wasps U17 Development Hubs that target the most talented 13-18 year olds across the area. Emelia Tubb, Maddy Glasspool, Anneliesa Douglas, and Anna Wells will have an exceptionally busy netball season that includes playing against some of the best in the country. Tubb and Douglas are playing in the Rugby Hub whilst Wells and Glasspool are in the Coventry Hub.

Continues, Debs Brookes, “The College was asked to nominate its very best pupils for the tough selection process and we are delighted that these girls have been chosen, it is an honour which they should be rightly proud of. Their National Performance League training will take place alongside their local club and Princethorpe College training and fixtures.”

The four younger girls join Molly Geehan and Georgie Peake who continue to play in the Wasps U19 National Performance League.

Netball is an exacting sport; demanding an instinctive feel for the ball, hawk like precision and the capacity to make lightning decisions. The sport is growing in popularity with more people playing than ever before.

All of these girls are dedicated to their sport, they work hard year in year out and they fully embody the College’s ‘do your best’ ethos. With such depth of talent across the year groups we look forward to hearing news about their impact on the game in College fixtures.

Pictured above left to right: Emelia Tubb, Maddy Glasspool, Anneliesa Douglas, Nell Johnston, Lucy Gribben and Darcey Heritage.

Pictured below: left to right Molly Geehan, Georgie Peake and Anna Wells.