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School’s netball team reach county semi-finals

PUBLISHED: 12:16 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:16 21 November 2017

The succesful Ormiston Venture Academy netball team.
Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy

The succesful Ormiston Venture Academy netball team. Picture: Ormiston Venture Academy

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Ormiston Venture Academy’s under 14s netball team has come fourth in the Norfolk County Netball trials.

They became the first Ormiston Venture Academy netball team to reach the semi-finals of the competition.

The trials place at the University of East Anglia Sports Park in Norwich. The team included Lily King, Caitlin Perfect, Saffron Braddick, Melissa Campling, Mia Stewarf, Morgan Kelly, Caitlin Williams and Brianna Dyer.

In order to reach the Norfolk County semi-finals, the Gorleston-based team had to qualify by playing all the local teams in East Norfolk including Lynn Grove Academy, Caister Academy, Flegg High School, Cliff Park Ormiston Academy and Acle Academy.

The Ormiston Venture Academy team finished this round as the unbeaten winners.

After being knocked out at the semi-finals, the girls finished fourth overall.

Lily King, team captain, said: “I feel very proud of our teams’ accomplishments this weekend - we played to our best abilities both individually and as a team. Overall, I feel we’ve improved tremendously from the start of our school experience to where we are now and we definitely couldn’t have reached it if it wasn’t for our great coach, Miss Ermini.”

Their coach said: “This team has worked so hard over the last two years and deserves the success they experienced this weekend. I am immensely proud of all of them. I am immensely proud of all of them.”

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