Staff, children and parents at Sherborne House School are celebrating after a team of both Year 5 and Year 6 girls qualified for the ISA National Netball Tournament Finals which will take place in York. The U11 team will go on to represent the London West Region in the National Finals Tournament next month.
Each year, the Independent School’s Association hold national tournaments in a range of sports, to bring schools from different parts of the UK together, and compete in their chosen sport for a national title.
In order to reach the ISA National Tournament, school teams must compete and qualify at an area level throughout the country. Sherborne House School’s U11 netball team competed in the London West Regional Tournament at Maidenhead last week. After an impressive 58 goals scored in total and a mighty 18 goals in one 9 minute match, Sherborne House School were runners up at the tournament, meaning they qualify for the national tournament in York.
Sherborne House School U11 Netball team enjoyed a series of matches throughout the day at the Regional Tournament. The tournament started with a tough opening game against The Study. In the latter stages of the match, Sherborne House found their rhythm and this set the team up well for their next two matches. In these matches, the team scored an incredible 31 goals, without conceding any to their opponents.
The team achieved two more comfortable wins before reaching the semi-finals, which they won against Falkner 6-0. In the final, they faced The Study again; this was a much closer and more competitive game than the first, however, Sherborne unfortunately narrowly lost.
The team, staff and parents were very proud of how far Sherborne House School’s U11 netball team came at regional level and we are all thoroughly excited for the national finals tournament next month.