Swinton’s sports stars net trophies

Staff Laura Barratt, Dawn Francis, Natasha Maddison and Christine Henderson with winning teams.
Staff Laura Barratt, Dawn Francis, Natasha Maddison and Christine Henderson with winning teams.

SWINTON has it in the net... netball teams from Years 7 and 8 of the Community School are now Rotherham champs!

The teams had to play seven others in tournament stages to get to the finals of the Rotherham Schools’ Championships, on April 2.

The Year 8s beat Wickersley in the semi-finals and Wath in the finals, while Year 7 beat Maltby in the semis then went on to thrash Oakwood in the finals.

Among other recent sports successes, a team of Year 7 and 8 girls were champions of a football tournament organised by students at Dearne Valley College.

The girls played other schools in the area and were all awarded individual medals, together with the Dearne Valley College Football Tournament Shield.

And talented physical education students have had a taste of university life with a trip to Loughborough University.