Freddie Mercury: Living on My OwniTunesAmazon

Local school crowned national netball champions

A netball team playing on a dark grey overcast day

11:34am 11th July 2018
(Updated 11:37am 11th July 2018)

Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Promoted by
Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate

A little bit of snow usually brings things to a bit of a standstill. But for this local school, even snowfall couldn't stop them from becoming national champions. 

The U19's Senior Netball team from Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate started in the tournament in September. Throughout the year, they've become county champions, regional champions, and finally headed to Hertfordshire in March, where they beat Bromsgrove to become national champions. 


Melissa Hyndman, the Director of Netball, and Tuainne Keenan, a coach at Queen Ethelburga's credit the girls' win to good preparation. When the snow started to fall, the team were ready with thermals and makeshift hot water bottles, having prepared for all eventualities. 

The team were also prepared well with the highest standards in coaching: Melissa brings experience of coaching both the Welsh and Fijian national teams to Queen Ethelburga's, and Tuainne played for three years in the national super league.

Queen Ethelburgas Netball

Two of the students who are part of the team have ambition to keep playing at University and beyond. Gwyn, who is Captain, and Chloe who is Vice Captain, and have made it to the England Pathways, which often leads to the national team 'England Roses'.

Beth Parsons spoke with the Melissa, Tuainne, Gwyn the Captain and Chloe, the Vice Captain, about winning the championship:

More family stories from across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

Breaking local news for Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale direct to your mobile from Stray FM

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Nick and Will with Moorside Infants and Juniors

Here's what happened when Nick Hancock went back to school in Ripon

The Breakfast Show came LIVE from Moorside Infant & Junior Schools as part of the End of Term Tour with Specsavers

Two blonde teenagers one girl and one boy outside

Why local parents are hiring nannies

Perfect for the school holidays.

Most read
Restaurant

Another Harrogate restaurant set to close

All Cau restaurants are shuting after the chain went into administration.

Newer article

Family chiropractic clinic is growing

Family: After huge success it's growing in both numbers and size.

Older article

Getting divorced with someone overseas?

Family: International divorce is important to get right.

Top articles

Woman in hospital after crash in Knayton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A woman's been rescued by fire crews after a crash in Knayton.

Slug and Lettuce owner toasts £50m takeover of Be At One chain

National: The pubs giant behind the Slug and Lettuce chain will add to its portfolio this week when it swoops for Be At One, the cocktail bars, in a £50m deal.

Hundreds join search for missing jogger Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa

World: Hundreds of volunteers have joined police in the search for a US student who went missing while out jogging.

The Open: Francesco Molinari crowned champion in Carnoustie thriller

Sport: Francesco Molinari has been crowned the Champion Golfer of the Year after a sensational final day of The 147th Open at Carnoustie.

3rd Rock From The Sun actress Elmarie Wendel dies aged 89

Showbiz: Actress Elmarie Wendel, who was best known for her role as Mrs Dubcek in American sitcom 3rd Rock From The Sun, has died aged 89.

The final stop of the End of Term Tour!

Family: Nick Hancock and Specsavers took the Breakfast Show to Roecliffe Primary School

Another Harrogate restaurant set to close

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: All Cau restaurants are shuting after the chain went into administration.

Considering a career as solicitor?

Family: Get advice from a Q&A session with local students and an expert.

The final stop of the End of Term Tour!

Family: Nick Hancock and Specsavers took the Breakfast Show to Roecliffe Primary School

Stepping up to the mic for The Ramones

70s On This Day: Changing the voice of this iconic punk rock band

Harrogate Hospice's sculpture tribute for loved-ones

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A new sculpture will pay a lasting tribute to loved-ones at Harrogate's Spring Flower Show.

Unique Sixth Form Experience

Family: A staggering 92% of pupils from St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form gained places at their first or second choice institution.

Time for afternoon tea...Bizzie Lizzie's style

Food and Drink: Bizzie Lizzie's high street car park restaurant in Skipton has extended and revamped their afternoon tea menu.

New children's waiting room opens at Harrogate A&E

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Staff hope it'll make the emergency department less scary for young patients.

POISONED: Red kite found dead near Knaresborough

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police have received confirmation of the poisoning.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

LIVE: Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is on today today, passing through Otley, Blubberhouses, Pateley Bridge and Skipton.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Pedestrian killed on A59 near Broughton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police appeal for witnesses after Keighley man killed in accident

Poll

Are you ready for the Summer Holidays?

Trending in Yorkshire

Woman in hospital after crash in Knayton

A woman's been rescued by fire crews after a crash in Knayton.

Five people in hospital after serious crash near Ingleton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious crash near Ingleton yesterday afternoon.

Dry weather to force closure of Leeds-Liverpool Canal west of Gargrave

Canal likely to remain shut to boats throughout August.

Concerns remain about North Yorkshire Police's 101 service

The leader of a police force’s watchdog is pressing for further improvements.

Second time lucky for rescheduled Bilton Gala

Event was postponed in May after heavy rain left the sight waterlogged.

More news...