Our U16 netball team retained their title of North Devon Champions at a tournament hosted at Park Community School on Monday 7th November.
The twelve-strong squad started well against Great Torrington School and, after some outstanding shooting, they dominated their first match 14-1. They next came up against an athletic Holsworthy side, and were two goals down at half time. Although they reduced their deficit by one goal, Holsworthy came out on top.
The West Buckland girls recovered quickly and needed to re-group to ensure they secured victories in the next three matches. They were successful against Shebbear, winning 16-4 before going on to beat South Molton 20-3 and a 16-4 victory over Chulmleigh. This meant they came second in their group, meeting Pilton in the semi-finals. After a nail-biting first half, they went on to win by a convincing 11-4 score line, taking them through to the final where they, once again, met Holsworthy.
West Buckland kept their composure and discipline throughout the match, coming out victorious and proceeding to the County round at the end of the month, as North Devon champions.