King's High Sports Team of the Year – The Shortlist
King's High Sports Team of the Year, 2021-2022 – The Shortlist: Under 16 Netball Squad
Every year at our Sports Awards Evening, we announce the Sports Team of the Year. This award is usually decided by King’s High’s Sports Department. This year, however, there have been so many outstanding achievements, the PE department have had to draw up a shortlist, and extend it to a school vote! As Director of Sport, Sarah Parkinson-Mills put it: ‘Think BBC Sports Personality of the Year - only more important!’
We are celebrating all six teams on the shortlist, starting here with our talented Under 16 Netball Squad:
‘The talent and teamwork in the Under 16 Netball Squad has been astounding this year, and through hard work and determination, success has come in many competitions for them. This is a combination of two Year Groups coming together to form a formidable squad, winning the County tournament, followed by the Regional tournament, where they came from a 5 goal deficit at half time, showing resilience and self belief to win the competition, placing them as the best school in the Midlands and qualifying for the National School Finals. The last time this was achieved at King's High was six years ago, showing how hard it is to qualify. Here they played the best schools in the country and came in the top ten, a massive achievement, especially as the majority are a year young!
This squad didn’t finish there - they also reached the quarter finals of the national Sisters n Sport competition and they gained a bronze medal in the ISA National Finals in Nottingham. This team have achieved so much this year, but are already working hard to become better netballers and team players for next season, by coming to extra Strength & Conditioning sessions and taking on board nutrition advice. The future is looking bright for these girls.’