Burnt Mill PE teacher wins netball medal for England
Burnt Mill Academy / Tue 10th Jun 2014 at 07:07am
A PE teacher has won a silver medal playing netball for England at the World Championships in South Africa.
Kristina O’Hara, head of PE at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, is partway through the championships, where she is part of the INA England (Indoor Netball Association) squad.
A member of Hertford Hornets Netball Club, Miss O’Hara helped her team secure their first medal in the 6s competition, playing nine games in three days.
She said: “We played South Africa in the semi finals and beat them by 12 points after a fantastic last quarter. We went into the last quarter drawing! We played Australia in the final and gave them a good battle. I was in the starting line-up for the final and played three out of the four quarters.”
“I am loving the experience playing for my country and being such a big part of us achieving the silver medal by scoring lots of two-pointers for the team. I have had lots of court.”
The team are now heading into the 7s competition.
Miss O’Hara, of Broxbourne, said: “This is the best experience of my life – being introduced onto court for England, singing the national anthem and playing in a world champs final for my country.”