Alumnae net second win over GSAL…

Thursday 5 May 2016

WEB Netball past v present with U19s

Former GSAL netballers proved they have still got what it takes when they beat the school’s current senior team in a past v present match.

This is the second time they have been victorious, despite GSAL’s senior team being double national champions and including two England players.

However the ‘old girls’ are no slouches either when it comes to netballing accolades and awards.

All of them have played for GSAL in national competitions. School success as national champions started when Harriet Wafer, Hattie Grant, Rachel Foster, Lucy Harris, Aneesah Kabba Kamara and Lauren Fraser won the U15 and U16 national competitions in 2011/12 and their success continues.

Four of the girls have, or are currently, playing in the national Superleague, which is televised by Sky Sports on Monday evenings.

Another member of the alumnae team, Rochelle Powell, was the first GSAL Superleague player and she also played for both Yorkshire Jets and Loughborough Lightning.

Rochelle currently coaches the GSAL U12 team, and also played in the first team to qualify for national finals the year after merger.

Currently Lucy Harris, sister of Rosie in the present GSAL team, plays for Yorkshire Jets, while Lauren Fraser plays for Celtic Dragons and Hattie Grant is in her second season with Team Northumbria.

Cath Johnson, GSAL’s head of netball, said: “With such stars in the past team we all feel honoured that they all keep space in their calendars for such a fun game. The girls even wore their old GSAL kit!”

Some of the past v present players are pictured: (back) L-R: current team players Rosie Harris and Lucy Stead (Capt); past team (back) L-R: Adi Winters, Harriet Wafer, Rachel Foster, Hattie Grant, Lucy Harris, Aneesah Kabba Kamara and Lauren Fraser; (front) L-R: current players Lauren Gaunt, Claudia Aston, Emily Blaxill, Megan Black, Ellie Sowerby, Louise Marsden, Hannah Gorman, Imogen Bates and Duresha De Zoysa.

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