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Following last year’s success in Netball the new Trinity squad were keen to start their campaign off. Despite half the team having joined Trinity just weeks earlier, and having limited time to get to know each other on and off the court, the team pivoted into place for the Surrey Qualifiers. 

In this tournament, Trinity faced five teams all fighting for a place in the County Finals. A win against Woldingham 12-3, Royal Alexandra and Albert 17-3 and then Harrodian 11-9 saw the team make a fine start and boosted their confidence as they further developed their teamwork.  

A narrow loss to JAGS was followed up by a good win over Croydon High 13-9. The team have made it through to Finals Day and a great start to their season.  

Player of the Tournament was Upper Sixth student Lauren Baldwin (who plays for London Pulse) for her energy and determination throughout each and every game. 

New Lower Sixth student Mimi Collins reflected on the experience, “I was eager to join the netball team at Trinity having enjoyed playing the sport at my previous school. Initially, it was difficult playing as a new squad against teams that had more experience working together; however, throughout the day the team began to sync, which was instrumental to our success in the harder games.  

“It has been great getting to know the older players and hearing about their experiences with netball when they were in the Lower Sixth. Overall, it was a very positive start to an exciting season, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the team grows and gets stronger, with national qualifiers fast approaching in November!” 

The Trinity 1st VII Netball team made school history multiple times last season, by progressing through the rounds of the National Schools Cup to reach the finals for the first time. Playing against the top teams from around the country, many of whom had been playing together since they were 11, it was a fantastic achievement for our girls to be ranked in the top 10 in the UK.  


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