Highfields’ talented netball players have been crowned city champions for the third year running after an undefeated tournament run.
Members of the Year 10 netball team travelled to Wolverhampton Girls High School for the city-wide tournament.
With eight schools in attendance, the team faced a packed evening of fixtures - and came out victorious with a string of top performances on the courts.
The tournament got off to a great start when Highfields took a 5-1 win over the team from The Royal School.
Mrs J Brickwood, Highfields’ Head of Performing Arts and Assistant Head of PE, said: “Game one was under our belts with a win against tough opposition.”
Another tough game followed against St Peter’s School, which finished with another 5-1 victory for Highfields, before a 7-1 win against Our Lady and St Chad’s.
Game four was against St Edmund’s School and saw every shot making the net, resulting in a fantastic 11-0 win, before a 12-0 thrashing of Ormiston South West Bilston Academy (OSWA).
Mrs Brickwood said: “Game six was against our arch rivals, Wolverhampton Girls High, and a real battle on court.
“Shayne Andrada weaved in and out of their defenders and it worked to our advantage. We turned over their centre pass in the first two minutes of the game and we worked to the whistle. It ended 9-4, and another win to Highfields.
“It was then our final game and, by then, the team really wanted a clean slate. Every player was behind the ball and we were fast on the breaks keeping our own centre passes and turning theirs over twice. Both Libby Naughton and Isobel Gunning were impressive in the centre third, switching effectively between attack and defence. It finished with another win, at 7-2.
“We are city champions and tournament winners for the third year running and have returned to school, undefeated, with gold medals and a fine looking trophy. It is an amazing result.
“I am exceptionally proud of the team’s hard work, commitment and attitude on and off the court. They showed true heart and are deserved champions.”