Having qualified from their respective local rounds 12 primary schools from across Wiltshire travelled to Sheldon School to compete in this year’s Level 3 County School Games Netball Finals on Monday 23rd April 2018.
The afternoon was full of cheering and great team spirit from the players on and off the court and every team played with passion and enthusiasm whilst they proudly represented their school. Regardless of the result, the players showed true sportsmanship with three cheers being held after every game!
Following the closely fought pool rounds, the semi-finals took place with Nursteed taking on Greentrees and Minety taking on Noremarsh.
In the final Nursteed proved too strong for Minety and were crowned this year’s champions
Emily Harrison, Avon and Wiltshire’s Netball Development Officer from England Netball commented
“The High 5 netball event is always one of my favourite events to be a part of. The boys and girls who take part never fail to bring bundles of enthusiasm to the court, and the team work and camaraderie between the young players is an absolute pleasure to experience. This year was no exception and I was really impressed with the level of netball on show throughout the afternoon. These events simply don’t happen without the support of the teachers and of course the volunteers from Wiltshire County Netball Association who gave up their time to deliver a fantastic event, so some huge thanks must go to them.”
Thank you to Apple A Day Supply for sponsoring the Primary netball event.
Primary gymnastics is a new addition to the School Games Programme with the final taking place at West Wilts Gymnastics, Trowbridge on Monday 30th April. Competing on the vault and floor, the young gymnasts from 10 schools showed poise and elegance in performing their routines. With scores being very close the eventual winners were Christchurch followed closely by St Marys in 2nd place and The Grove 3rd.