Unbeaten Old Stratford reach School Games Netball Finals
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:45
The South Northants and Daventry School Sport Partnership hosted the School Games Level 2 Year 5/6 High5 Netball Finals on Tuesday 22nd March at Magdalen College School with 11 cluster winners competing for the chance to reach the Summer School Games in July.
On an evening with perfect conditions for netball, the teams from all across South Northants and Daventry played across three pools where their results determined which position they would play for in the second half of the competition.
Pool 1 consisted of Brixworth, Old Stratford, Clipston and Southfield. The Grange, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Preston Hedges and Newbottle & Charlton made up Pool 2 with Blisworth, Bugbrooke and St Mary's in Pool 3.
There were plenty of high scoring games, some closer than others, and all of the games were played in great spirit. Sports Leaders from Magdalen College School officiated over each of the matches and did an outstanding job - their knowledge and experience shone through!
At the mid-point stage of the competition, teams were re-pooled based on the results they had achieved already. The 1st-4th Place Pool was made up of Old Statford, Preston Hedges, St Mary's and Nicholas Hawksmoor. Brixworth, Newbottle & Charlton, Clipston and Bugbrooke competed in the 5th-8th Place Pool and Blisworth, The Grange and Southfield made up the 9th-11th Place Pool.
The second stage of the competition saw matches shortened to 7 minutes one-way but although lasting less time, the quality on show was still evident and a testament to the hard work both the children and staff have been doing back in school.
At the end of the competition, it was Old Stratford who were crowned School Games Level 2 High 5 Netball Champions for 2015/16 with Preston Hedges (last year's winners) finishing in 2nd. Both of these teams will progress to the Northamptonshire Summer School Games Level 3 Finals in July, where they will represent the South Northants and Daventry SSP. We all wish them good luck at the next round!
The Partnership would like to thank all of the children for all of their effort throughout the evening and also thank the many parents, grandparents and other adults who supported and encouraged the children in each of their matches. Special thanks are also reserved for the fantastic Sports Leaders from Magdalen College School for their help and support in officiating the matches throughout the competition.
School Games Level 2 Year 5/6 High5 Netball Finals - Final Standings
1st Old Stratford Primary School
2nd Preston Hedges Primary School
3rd St Mary's RC Primary School
4th Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School
5th Brixworth CEVC Primary School
6th Newbottle and Charlton Primary School
7th Clipston Primary School
8th Bugbrooke Community Primary School
9th Blisworth Community Primary School
10th The Grange School
11th Southfield Primary Academy