Talented netball players are celebrating success on the courts, with a tournament victory under their belt and two of the school’s teams qualifying for the Staffordshire County Netball Tournament for the first time.
Year 9 took first place in the Wolverhampton Schools Tournament, whilst the U16s and U14s successfully made it through to the prestigious county competition to take on some of the region’s best players.
Mrs J Brickwood, Highfields’ Head of Performing Arts and Assistant Head of PE, said: “For the first time ever we had two of our netball teams qualify for the South Staffordshire County Netball Tournament, meaning that we were Wolverhampton City champions in both the cup and league fixtures.
“Both teams began with nervous trepidation as we were facing the best teams the Midlands had to offer.
“We played our hearts out, dug deep and showed the other schools in the tournament what Highfields are made of.
“We were definitely the underdogs and ‘who are they?’ was absolutely the question of the day.
“Our Under 16s played with head, heart and hands. Individually, on paper, we may not have the best players but as a team we’re a force to be reckoned with. We won some, drew some and we were in it until the end. We narrowly missed out on qualifying for the next round, being beaten by The Streetly Academy in their last game with just two goals in it. What a fight and what a game. We are immensely proud of the whole team.
“Our Under 14s meant business too and we were not returning home without a medal and a place in the next round. The highlight of their amazing journey was beating Wolverhampton Girls High 7-4. We drew with Streetly and were tournament runners up and silver medalists.
“We return home with the silver medal in the U14 age category and qualifying for the next regional rounds in Telford in January. Our reputation was cemented as the best team in Wolverhampton.”