A NETBALL team is going for glory after qualifying for the finals of a national schools’ competition.

Barnard Castle School’s under-19 netball team qualified for the U19 National Netball Final after it won the competition’s county tournament last November.

The side won five out of six games in the regional section to finish as runners-up to Central Newcastle High School for girls.

They will now go forward to take on the best from the rest of the country at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, at the competition’s national finals, in March.

Tanya Broadbent, head of netball at the school, said: “Six out of the 10 players in the squad have been to the finals before. They qualified as under-14s in 2010.”

At the national finals the top 18 teams from across the country will be split into two groups of nine. The top two from each group will go through to the semi-finals.