Streatham & Clapham High School are ranked as the second best under-16 school in the country.
The South Londoners reached the final of the National Schools Competition in Welwyn Garden City, which brings together the top 18 teams from across the country.
S&C won all eight of their group matches – the only team in the tournament to do so as they defeated Southend (10-6), Teesside (15-6), Canford School (10-8), Wycombe (11-8), Repton (9-4), King School Worcester (12-7), Woodhouse Grove School (13-8), Oldham Hulme (11-9). They won their semi-final against Hurstpierpoint (10-9).
S&C were leading 5-4 at half-time in their final against Manchester’s St Monica’s but ended up losing 9-12.
Coach Sharron Lewis-Burke said: “The determination and talent in this squad is outstanding. To play in those conditions and win nine out of 10 matches to finish in the top two under-16 netball squads in the country is a phenomenal achievement. We are extremely proud of them all.”
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