Under 16 team 3rd in England
Ashcombe’s Under 16 Team, Captained by setter Brandi Head played beyond all expectations and reached the semi finals of the National Championships on Sunday 11th March at The Kettering National Volleyball Centre. The team of Brandi Head, Gill Quinn, Emelia Vakeva-Baird, Hattie Breadon, Agata Rychlik, Luiza Zeitune, Dasha Zavyalova, Paula Sanchez and Lucia Sanchez beat Taunton 2-0, Urmston Grammar School 2-1 and Ashfield Vipers 2-1 to reach the semi finals where they played Richmond VC. A spirited fight by the whole team kept Ashcombe’s hopes alive but they eventually lost to Richmond 2-1. Coach Freda Bussey was full of praise for the effort of all the players.