Congratulations to PGHS Alumnae, Aliyah, who has been selected for the England Roses Netball Team
Congratulations to one of our alumnae, Aliyah Zaranyika, who has been selected to play for the England Roses Academy Netball Team. Aliyah is currently studying A levels at Latymer after joining PGHS in the Senior School and is hoping to go on to study Law at University. Below is a short extract from a recent interview by our Games Captains, Yasemin and Sabrina in Year 10. The full interview can be found here.
What made you want to be a netballer?
I started netball at a very young age at primary school. I had always loved sports and been very active but when I joined my first netball club aged 10, I found my passion for the sport. I remember watching the 2014 Commonwealth Games netball semi-final and watching England come so close to the final and compete so fiercely with the best teams in the world – watching this match made me realise that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
How did PGHS help you become the player you are today?
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at PGHS and one of my proudest achievements was being voted Sports Captain. One of the key benefits of attending a small school such as PGHS is the pastoral support available. I was incredibly well supported by the PE department who also offered me encouragement and advice. I also benefitted from attending a local school, which meant that it was easier to juggle the demands of studying, training and competing. Captaining the school netball team gave me the experience of leadership within sport and further enhanced my role as Sports Captain.