Each week we bring you a good news story from across the South West as part of our wedNEWSday articles.

The 2019 Vitality Superleague Season is now underway and Millfield Upper Sixth pupil and 1st team Netball Captain Hannah Passmore from Wells has been named in the Team Bath Netball squad.

Hannah, who is currently studying for three A levels in Mathematics, French and History, is the only squad member to be born in this millennium after celebrating her 18th birthday in December.

The Sixth Former who plays as a Goal Shooter has been with the Team Bath programme for four years and has progressed through the pathway into the Superleague Team. Hannah will also be Vice Captain of Team Bath’s U21 squad for the 2019 Netball Performance League (NPL), having played a pivotal role when they won bronze in the league and silver in the NPL Tournament last season.

Millfield Netball is pleased of its strong links with both the South West Superleague franchises, Team Bath and Severn Stars. They have athletes playing at U17, U19 and U21 National Performance League level as well as being home to one of the U17 Severn Stars Nova Academies.

Millfield’s Director of Netball Jenna Culley has also recently been announced as Assistant Coach of Welsh Netball, helping the team prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games alongside her role at Millfield.

Hannah says, “I am very grateful for the direction that I was given at Millfield Prep, where my journey as a Goal Shooter started. My hard work and determination, along with the guidance from my coaches at Millfield Prep and the unwavering encouragement and understanding of Miss Culley, has helped me to get to where I am today.”

Good luck to Hannah for the season and also to Team Bath and Severn Stars!

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