Twins peak at netball finals
A pair of teenage twins have had their hard work pay off by coming out on top in a national netball competition.
Sisters Halee and Rudee Robinson, from Wolverhampton, were part of the Severn Stars Under-15s side which won the 2018 School Games National Finals at Loughborough University.
Both pupils at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School, the 15-year-olds catch two trains after school – twice a week – to train for the Worcester-based Stars, whose first team plays in the Vitality Netball Super League.
Their proud father, Ronnie, said: “Their hard work has paid off tremendously well. It is a great achievement for them. We’re all really pleased for them. They were flying the flag for Wolverhampton and really enjoyed themselves.”
Halee and Rudee also play locally for Yendys – serial winners based in Walsall.
They have been part of Severn Stars’ academy for a year. “Hopefully there’s more success to come for them,” added Ronnie.
“Obviously they are coming up top an important time with their GCSEs and things like that but they would like to end up taking it up at least semi-professionally, if not professionally, in the future.”
There were 12 teams involved and after winning all of their group matches, Halee and Rudee helped Stars to a 32-20 victory against Benecos Mavericks.