U11 Netball School Games Qualifier

U11 Netball 1Hurray, another dry Thursday afternoon enabling me to deliver the U11 netball tournament for the Dorset School Games.

Eight teams entered and were all raring to go, and after the warm ups and a few post issues we were off.

The schools were split into two pools where they each played three games. High 5 netball is an interesting version of netball where all players have to follow strict rotations which mean even though they may be winning in one half of the match the next half may alter dramatically as everyone has had to change positions. Therefore it takes a lot of forward planning to make sure you get the best from your teams.

There were some outstanding performances throughout the tournament with the following teams getting to the semi finals: Stoborough Primary vs St Marys Swanage, and St Marks vs Wareham St Marys. Each semi final was played to a high level with all players determined to win to get a chance to compete in the final. The teamwork and commitment between teams was excellent and our finalists ended up being Stoborough and St Marks Swanage.

U11 Netball 2The final was an intense affair, with both putting up a sterling fight for the win. At the final whistle Stoborough Primary were victorious and they will now go forward to represent the Purbeck area at the Dorset School Games final in March.

Well done to all involved and again a big thankyou to all the Year 11 girls that gave up their own time to help with the umpiring of the matches. I couldn’t do it without you.

Looking forward to the tag rugby next week.

Miss Hamblin, School Sports Coordinator

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