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Wasps Netball Academy partnership

Wasps Netball Academy – a major league netball hub – has set down roots at St Helen and St Katharine in Abingdon as the School becomes Wasps Netball Academy’s new Oxford base.

Since its creation in 2016, Wasps Netball has been taking the Vitality Netball Superleague by storm, led by international netball veteran Tamsin Greenway. Wasps Netball is now expanding its reach through community engagement, bringing netball hubs to locations around the UK.

Mrs Trumper said: “Becoming a Wasps Academy Hub partner is an exciting venture for us in supporting the continued development of our own netball programme. This opportunity has allowed students to benefit from some of the best coaching in the country.”

St Helen's ranks sixth in sport among girls’ independent schools in the country. Netball is one of the many sports at which our students excel, demonstrated by the recent county netball tournament in which all three of the U14, U16 and U19 teams were crowned champions. The School’s excellent indoor and outdoor national league standard netball facilities are used all year round by the school teams – and now Wasps Netball Academy.

Tamsin Greenway, Director of Wasps Netball says: “Wasps Netball is thrilled to be working with St Helen and St Katherine as the home of our Oxford Hub. We are looking forward to building a strong partnership that will help develop the strong base of talented athletes in the area.”

With the success of The Roses at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, netball is seeing a ‘big boom’ in England (BBC Sport) among both girls and boys – St Helen's aims to be at the forefront of developing this enthusiasm in Abingdon and the surrounding area.

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