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Posted on: 06/09/2018

National Netball Tournament

Year 11's Deni Agnew plays for Netball Superleague team Surrey Storm and at the end of August was selected for their 12-strong squad for the National School Games U15 Netball Tournament.

The weekend tournament consisted of four stages and featured teams from the Superleague, London Pulse, Yorkshire, Netball Scotland and Netball Northern Ireland.

Out of the 12 teams, Surrey Storm just missed out on the final by goal difference and so played Manchester Thunder in the decide 3rd and 4th place decider.

It was a very close match, with both teams constantly scoring and conceding goals in their determination to take home the bronze.

With the clock ticking down, Surrey Storm took back the lead with a goal in the final seconds, bringing the score to 24-23 and bagging the bronze medal.

All the girls played great under pressure but held their nerve. Deni said, "Its been such a great experience and I have loved every minute of it!"

The 2019 National School Games featured over 1,000 young athletes across 11 different able-bodied and disability sports.

It is a great platform for young athletes to show their talents and experience the world of competitive sports, while at the same time allowing them to meet their idols and professional athletes.  

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