Bath v London Pulse Trip

Published 21 March

On Friday 8 March, 48 students and 5 staff went to Bath University to watch Team Bath v London Pulse in the Women’s Netball Super League. It was a fantastic evening of high quality Netball with London Pulse storming to victory by 30 points. The final score was 72-42 and some excellent shooting was on show.

The students got to see many England players play, such as Jade Clarke, Halimat Adio, Jayda Pechova, Alicia Scholes and Olivia Tchine. At half-time, they asked for two mother and daughter duos to take part in their shooting challenge. Mrs Shopland and her daughter Grace took part against another duo, but unfortunately lost. However, Mrs Shopland was presented with flowers and chocolate from Team Bath for Mother’s Day!

The students were massively inspired by seeing elite level netball and to make the evening even better, the players stayed afterwards to take photos with the crowd and sign autographs. It was a tough gig to get the students sat back down ready to go! Just as we were about to leave, Mrs Shopland saw the England Roses Head Coach, Jess Thirlby, and raced down to get a photo with her, which prompted all the students to get back up and queue for a photo too! A huge thank you to Mrs Shopland, Mrs Williams, Miss Lawson-Sanchez and Mrs Stevens for giving up their time to take the students on the trip – it was a great experience for all the girls and an evening enjoyed by all.

Miss Bilcliff