Nova netballers vying for third place after fine season

April 1, 2022

Monmouth School for Girls’ Severn Stars Nova Academy will be vying for third place at a netball play-off competition in May.

The girls finished second in the Southern section after matches against Nova Academy teams at The Crypt School, Wycliffe College, King’s School Worcester and Redmaids High School.

The girls will now meet a Northern section Nova Academy team in a battle for third place overall in the Supernova Play-Offs.

The event takes place at the University of Worcester Arena in Hylton Road, Worcester, on Saturday 14th May.

Four members of Monmouth’s Nova Academy have been selected this season for Severn Stars Under-17s National Performance League squad.

Severn Stars is a university franchise and a member of the Vitality Super League, the top level in British club netball.

In April 2020, Monmouth School for Girls teamed up with the club to run the Severn Stars Under-17 Nova Academy for talented netball players.

The school’s Nova Academy is run by Head of Netball, Mrs Sian Morgan, on a weekly basis, providing under-17 players with training sessions, strength and conditioning programmes and provision, high level technical training, sports therapy and off-court support.

The aim of Severn Stars’ Nova Academy programme is to engage with the surrounding area and develop a pool of young talent.