Barnsley Sports Academy net league title

Our Barnsley Sports Academy netball team have been crowned champions of the Association of Colleges Sport Yorkshire and Humber Netball West C league.

The team excelled throughout the season under the guidance of Barnsley College’s Netball Coach, Amy Horsfield, winning all seven of their games and scoring 298 goals in total.

The netball team competed against some of the best in the league. To prepare for the competition they completed a gruelling training routine every Tuesday and Thursday evening after their studies, with a strength and conditioning session on a Monday.

Megan Atkinson, a Sport student and captain of the netball team, said: “The team has just got better and better with each training session and game, it’s been great to see everyone progress individually as well as together. I think as the season went on everyone in the team could see our hard work and dedication was paying off, which was nice.

“The Academy has helped me so much, especially our coach, Amy. My advice for anyone wanting to take up netball would be to get stuck in, go to every training session you can, take every opportunity that is thrown at you, whether it be a qualification or a chance to play outside of College and just work hard!”

Amy Horsfield added: “I’m incredibly proud of the way the team has performed this season. Their attitude and dedication to the netball Academy has been amazing, which shows we are building the right culture for our student athletes.

“The players quickly formed a strong bond with one another which showed how hard they trained, how quickly they developed through each game and the relationships they started to build with one another both on and off court.”

Last updated: 15th April 2020

Originally posted on: 15th April 2020