Vitality Netball Super Ten – Genting Arena

On Saturday 25th February myself, Mrs Howkins and 15 students departed Akeley Wood house and headed to the Birmingham Genting Arena for a day of top quality Netball. The first game started at 12pm with a mouth-watering clash between Loughborough Lightning and the newly formed Severn Stars, where the experience of the Loughborough Lightning squad tore through the Stars’ defence, winning 56-44. This was followed by a meeting of the non English teams, as Sirens took on Celtic Dragons at 2pm, and the Sirens comfortably took the win at 73-36. Mid afternoon, Team Northumbria faced the challenge of another newly formed team, the Wasps Netball, who showed that they are going to be a force to be reckoned with this season by winning 70-46. At 6pm two of the biggest clubs in Super League history went head-to-head. Surrey Storm and Manchester Thunder battled it out, with Surrey Storm just stealing the win in the last quarter at 58-48. And to conclude the day at 8pm, there was with another battle of former champions as Hertfordshire Mavericks lost to team bath 42-49.

A long, but incredibly inspiring day. Thank you to the students for representing Akeley Wood impeccably.

Mrs Peedell
Head of Year 10
Head of Girls’ PE and Games
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Akeley Wood Senior School