school's volleyball team become South West Champions
players from Highbridge's King Alfred School competed in the South
West Junior Mini Volleyball Championships at the weekend.
tournament, held at Taunton's Castle School and Somerset College
of Arts and Technology, attracted teams from across the region
covering Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Alfred School entered four teams in three different age groups
who performed well over a series of games.
Under 12s - Emily Bailey, Sian Marshall and Gemma Smith - had
one of their best results of all season and played brilliantly
to finish runners-up.
U13s had two teams and both were very competitive.
'B' team of Lucy Cox, Chloe Morley, Paige Downie and Tia Cohen
was placed third overall.
'A' team of Ruby Barrett, Rachael Butler, Abi Connick and Georgia
Edmundson finished joint first on 23 points, so the result went
to points difference.
despite beating the other joint winners, they were six points
adrift over nine games which left them beaten very narrowly to
the runners-up position.
experienced Year 9 team comprising of Fabbiha Tarafdar, Amy Curran
and Kerri Smith kept true to form and won all nine of their games
throughout the day.
became overall winners and South West Champions - ending a fantastic
season for the King Alfred's Volleyball club.