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Oundle’s Under 16 Netballers through to the Nationals
29th January 2014

 

On Saturday 25 January, the U16 Oundle Netball team travelled to Repton to play in the regional netball finals, having previously won through the district and county rounds winning all their matches.

 

On what started out as a mild afternoon, the girls won their first two matches against Queen Elizabeth (10-3) and Nottingham High School (6-5).

 

Captain, Flo Garnett (16) commented, “We then played hosts Repton and couldn't keep up the pace, losing by just one goal, (8-7), in a closely fought match. We ended the first round winning against Uppingham (7-4) taking us through to the semi-finals.”

 

In the semi-finals, Oundle played their best match of the day against Loughborough winning 10-4.

 

The final was between Oundle and hosts Repton, to whom Oundle had lost earlier in the day.  Unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse, forcing the teams to play the final match indoors.

 

Flo concluded, “After a long day the last match felt like a bit of a struggle and we lost 9-6. However I am very glad to say that we have made it through to Nationals as runners-up.”

 

The National finals will take place in March.

 

Oundle’s 1st V11 finished 4th in the Regional rounds with the U14s finishing 7th.

 

Head of Netball, Bev Burnham commented, “This is a promising group that comprises of Fourth and Fifth formers (Years 10 and 11) who have only been put together recently. Both myself and their coach, Mrs Washington are very excited to see their development.”

 

Press contact:

 

Liz Dillarstone

Publicity and Press Relations Officer

Oundle School

01832 277267

07810 788458

ed@oundleschool.org.uk 

 

 

Background Information on Oundle School

 

Oundle School is situated in the quintessentially English Market town from which it takes its name. The School's buildings, dating from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, are dispersed throughout the town, which is, to a large extent, its campus.

The School's history goes back to 1556 when Sir William Laxton, Master of the Worshipful Company of Grocers and Lord Mayor of London, endowed and re-founded the original Oundle Grammar School, of which he was a former pupil. In 1876, the Grocers' Company decided to divide the School into two parts: Laxton Grammar School, mainly for the inhabitants of the town, and Oundle School, mainly for pupils from further afield. However, to mark the new millennium, the Governing Body decided to reunite the two schools under the common name of Oundle School, with Laxton as a House for day-pupils.

The School is now able to offer a range of educational possibilities to meet contemporary needs: co-educational day or boarding education, with Laxton Junior as a 4-11 day school, and Oundle School as a boarding and day school, with entry at 11, 13 or into the Sixth Form.

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