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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Unbeaten Netballers

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Netball Teams have both finished their seasons unbeaten, this year. The first team were unbeaten in all of their games in Hampshire and the second team were unbeaten in their league, which they have won.

First team player, and former The Toynbee School pupil, Emma Payne commented on the teams’ successes: “I think that this season has been one of the best in Barton’s history! Considering we’re a group of players from a range of different clubs, we’ve come together to form a team that was unstoppable! We’ve had so many very close and competitive matches but every single person has put absolutely everything out on the court meaning we won every game against teams in Hampshire!”

Barton Peveril Teacher of Sport, Alix Christopher, also spoke of the players’ success: “Both the first and second Netball teams have had a fantastic season. There are some very talented players in both squads and so we have been strong and consistent throughout the year. The first team are unbeaten in Hampshire, which I think is testament to their hard work during training and their commitment and focus during game play. The second team have won the league and are also unbeaten, they are a very versatile team who work together and support each other really well. I’m really proud of both the teams and hope that we can continue our successes into the next season.”

Students in both teams have also been successful outside of college competition. Former The Toynbee School pupil Emma Payne plays for Team Bath’s U19 squad and regionally for Weston Park Blades. Hounsdown School’s former pupil Emily Hammond was in the Association of Colleges National Women’s Netball Squad last year and plays for Team Bath. Hammond also plays for Swan Netball Club alongside students Alice Wood, Hannah Kimber and Lucy Palmer who previously attended Wildern School, Thornden School and Wyvern College respectively. The Toynbee School’s previous pupil Catherine White currently plays for the Association of Colleges National Women’s Netball Team. Leah Meads-Black, who previously attended The Mountbatten School, plays in the Hampshire Senior League for Team Jets.

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