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Albany School win International Challenge Cup 

Albany School’s under 16’s netballers put in a fantastic performance to win the International Challenge Cup in Paris.  The knockout competition, which was hosted in Paris, had entries from all over England.


Albany started well winning 4 out of 5 games on Monday 4th April, winning 11-1 against Dame Alice Owen, 26-0 against Upton Court B, and 16-2 against Upton Court A, and their final win was against Chanchellors where they won 9 – 4, with some fantastic shooting from Darcie Salmons and Megan Wilkinson. Their last game was against St Clere's where they lost by 4-10, where Harriet Lucas made some great passes.

This put them through to the final round on the Wednesday where they beat Albany B 19-4, and Chanchellors 21-4, this then left them to go head to head with St Clere’s in the final.

Albany put their blood, sweat and tears into the game, in centre court Isabel day and Holly Rickwood showed determination and composure under pressure to make some excellent feeds into the shooters and some outstanding defending by, Amelia Owers, Jessica Empson and Danielle Vann,

And at the final whistle Albany were able to celebrate being crowned champions after a highly impressive 19 –10 win.

Darcie Salmons Vice Captain “We were all thoroughly looking forward to the competition and everyone had a fantastic time”.

A thoroughly outstanding achievement and deserved win by Albany under 16 girls.

*Under 16’s squad:  Amelia Owers,  Isabel Day, Holly Rickwood, Megan Wilkinson, Darcie Salmons,  Jessica Empson,  Harriet Lucas, and Danielle Vann