Squad goals: St Swithun’s netball team plays Olympic venue

The prep school school girls made the most of their opportunity when they played the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Netball London Live 2018

St Swithun’s Prep School’s U11 netball team recently played on the show court in the iconic Copperbox arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as part of Netball London Live 2018.

The St Swithun’s team qualified to take part via the Road to the Copperbox competition, hosted by netball super league team Surrey Storm.

After a tight victory in the opening game, and two comfortable wins in their remaining group matches, the team advanced to a semi-final against Hoe Bridge School, the National IAPS champions. Holding their nerve, the St Swithun’s team scored the winning goal with 15 seconds of play remaining. They played the final of the competition on the Copperbox show court during half time of the London Live Superleague match between Surrey Storm and Loughborough Lightning.

Team coach and head of games at St Swithun’s, Roger Marshall, said: “The final of the Copperbox tournament was the culmination of four years of school netball, and their last match as a team. To overcome the national champions and play on the show court at the Copperbox in front of the huge crowd at London Live was a fitting end to their time together.’