Students watch England win at Wembley.
24 Young ladies from Stewards Academy were at Wembley Arena to see England’s netballers pull off a historic victory on Wednesday the 24th of January. These very talented netballers from Stewards Academy travelled with 7 teachers to see England beat Australia at a packed Wembley Arena in London to secure their first-ever series win against the world champions.
It was the first time the Steward’s girls had been to Wembley Arena and what an occasion it was! It was only the fourth time England had ever beaten Australia, but it was also their second victory in a week. England triumphed 58-53 in the series opener in Bath the previous weekend and by winning the second match of the three-match rubber they took the series in style with a score line of 51-49. The result sent the girls and teachers alike into raptures of high-decibel celebration and some of the England players into spontaneous floods of tears. After the game the girls were able to make the event even more spectacular by meeting some of the players, getting their autographs and even making an appearance on Sky TV. The historic win meant England were now targeting Commonwealth gold in Glasgow in 2014 and who know the Steward’s netballers may be there to see it all unfold.