Following a successful round of trials and two months playing netball in Australia in 2019, Ellie Gibbons, a member of the sports coaching team at New Hall School, Chelmsford has been signed for Severn Stars Netball. Ellie will now play matches across the country as part of the team in the netball Super League.
This brings the total number of netball Super League players working as part of New Hall coaching team to three; including Michelle Drayne, who plays for London Pulse and represented Northern Ireland at the 2019 World Cup, Sophie Hankin who plays for Surrey Storm and now Ellie Gibbons, who has joined Severn Stars. This is an incredible opportunity for the girls at New Hall to learn from some fantastic role models. This is already evident with five of the School’s students involved in sports pathways including the Essex County Academy, the Basildon Saracens Mavericks Hub and the Hertfordshire County Academy.
Alongside a successful academic programme, New Hall School provides excellent facilities and training for budding sports stars and fantastic music and performing arts provision. The Catholic boarding and day school for students aged 1-18 has a distinctive ‘diamond model structure’ and a strong ethos of pastoral care, which supports students in their endeavours, allowing them to achieve success in a wide variety of fields.
Ellie Gibbons (centre) playing for Severn Stars