England Star Coaches Netball Squads

England Star Coaches Netball Squads

Benenden’s Netball squads were delighted to be offered coaching sessions with Saracens Mavericks and England Netball pro Razia Quashie.

The sessions presented a unique chance for the players to work on their game under the guidance of an experienced and talented professional. After a weekend that saw Benenden claim 14 wins from 14 matches against rival schools, the star’s timely visit was a welcome opportunity for pupils to further strengthen their skills.

Razia has become a defensive stalwart at the back for Saracens Mavericks in the Vitality Netball Superleague, after rising through their pathway system as a youngster. The powerful goalkeeper has a talent for crucial interceptions in key moments of the game.

Speaking to the students, she said: “I never had a long-term goal in Netball; it was always in education, to get a degree and graduate. I took a year out from the Vitality Roses in 2018 to be a Future and concentrate on getting my degree.

“Now I’ve done that, I’m back in the Vitality Roses programme and I’m starting a Master’s alongside Netball. At no point did I ever think I would reach this far but I’m happy to be here.”

Razia has been selected into the Vitality Roses programme for 2021-22.  She is currently recovering from an Achilles injury but hopes to be fully fit for the Commonwealth Games this Summer in Birmingham.