Netball selections for Wells Cathedral School pupils

SEVEN netball players from Wells Cathedral School have been selected for the England performance pathway, with two representing Northern Ireland and Wales.

Sylvie (Year 11) has achieved national selection, joining Northern Ireland, while Ada (Year 11) will be joining Wales U17 squad. Both girls train and play regularly in preparation for Netball Europe, an exciting tournament which will see them play against a number of other European teams over the course of four days in Gibraltar in March. 

In addition both girls, alongside Holly-Claire (Upper Sixth), have been selected into one of Team Bath Netball’s regional hubs. The girls are training weekly with other Team Bath athletes and are developing their skills and understanding in the hope of representing Bath in the National Performance League (NPL) in the future. Another pupil, Ella (Upper Sixth) has been selected for the U19 Cardiff Dragons NPL squad after rigorous trialling and is now training regularly with the squad.

Lower down the school, Dior (Year 9) has been selected for the Somerset county team, and Olivia and Ariane (Year 8) are playing in the Somerset Satellite Academy. This is the start of the netball pathway for these girls who will hopefully follow in the footsteps of the older pupils in years to come.

Tammie Williams, Head of Netball, said: “I am so pleased that the hard work of these athletes is paying off; they all consistently work hard and have a thirst for developing their skills and understanding. It is exciting to see their various accolades and I hope their fantastic achievements inspire others around them.”