College Welcomes Local Primaries For High 5 Netball Tournament
Six Warwickshire primary school teams took part in Princethorpe College’s High 5 Netball Tournament on Tuesday 7 March.
Teams from Barford St Peter’s CofE Primary School, Bilton CofE Junior School, Dunchurch CofE Junior School, Grange Farm Primary School, Stratford Prep School and The Revel CofE Primary School came along to take part in all the fun.
The competition took place on the College’s outside netball courts and the teams had the chance to test their skills against all their opponents in a round robin of matches playing to High 5 Netball rules; a popular entry format of the traditional game that has players rotating positions and ensures the ball keeps moving. With vocal support from the side-lines, the children threw themselves enthusiastically into the matches clearly enjoying the competitive nature of the tournament.
Umpired by Princethorpe’s Netball Leaders, you could see the children’s skills developing game by game as they took on board feedback and suggestions. Each team played five 12-minute matches.
Tournament winners were Grange Farm Primary School who tied for first place with Dunchurch Junior School but took the trophy on goal difference.
Joint Head of Academic PE and Primary Schools Sports Liaison, Hannah Carminati, said, “It was great to welcome so many teams to Princethorpe and to be able to offer these young players the chance to play in a netball tournament. All the pupils were so enthusiastic; I saw great ball work, tremendous teamwork and plenty of energy on court today.”
Well done to all of the teams on a super afternoon of sport and thanks also to Princethorpe’s Sixth Form students Ruby Harris, Eve Farquharson, Millie Giffin and Charlotte Lewington for their help umpiring all the games.