The National Schools Competition is the biggest schools competition in the netball calendar. The Competition consists of three age groups; U14, U16 and U19 and commences at either an Area or County Round, with schools finishing as winners or runners up in each age group progressing through to the next stage of the competition.
This season the Regional Round of National Schools will take place on Saturday 27th January 2018 at Wavell School in Farnborough.
For information about entering the National Schools Competition please contact your local County Netball Association.
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Regional Schools 2017
This season the Regional Round of National Schools took place on Saturday 28th January 2017 at Wavell School in Farnborough.
39 teams competed across 3 age groups for a place at the National Finals.
Congratulations to our National Finalists:
U14: Brighton College and Headington School
U16: Brighton College and Hurst
U19: Beaconsfield High and Hurst
For full results from group rounds to finals please click here
Thank you to all the umpires, court managers and all the organisers at Wavell School.
Umpires used for the Semi finals and finals etc
U14 Semi Finals – Dickon Adams and Nikki Dewick
Megan Samual and Pam Nebbitt
U14 Final Chantel Moore and Elaine Shannahan
3rd/4th playoff Erin Graham and Helen Turton
U16 Semi Finals Lisa Vallely and Mark Sheen
Chantel Moore and Paul Withers
U16 Final Liz Sywyj and Mark Sheen
3rd/4th playoff Sarah Kucera and Sam Skinnner
U19 semi finals Chris Obin and Elaine Shannahan
Julie Wilkes and Liz Sywyj
U19 final Chris Obin and Julie Wilkes
3rd/4th playoff Ben Vallely and Rebecca Moher
National School Finals 2016
Joint 7th - Beaconsfield High
Joint 7th - St Helen & St Katherines
3rd - Aylesbury High
Joint 5th - Beaconsfield High
2nd - Beaconsfield High
4th - Brighton College
The National Finals of the National Schools competition 2016 took place on Saturday 19th March in the grounds of Roedean School in Sussex. Although a little chilly the weather stayed fine for a fantastic day of netball.
In the U14s, Beaconsfield High and St Helen & St Katherines (our regional winners and runners up) performed well throughout their group stages finishing 4th within their respective groups. It wasn’t quite enough to see them through to semi-finals but they came away from the finals in joint 7th position out of the 18 teams!
Beaconsfield High and Aylesbury High both competed in the u16 section. Beaconsfield narrowly missed out on a semi final spot finishing 3rd within their group and placing them joint 5th in the competition overall. Aylesbury High made it to the semi-finals and having lost out on a final spot to Grammar School at Leeds, went on to win their play off match against Wirral Grammar to place 3rd overall and take home the bronze medal!
The u19s was a close contest with both teams representing the South Region making it to the semi-finals! The teams met each other in the semis guaranteeing a South team in the finals. Beaconsfield were victorious and went on to play Grammar School at Leeds in the final. The final was a tense and close game which was nearly pushed to extra time but the whistle went with the score 10-9 to Grammar School at Leeds. Beaconsfield High claimed the 2nd place position for the competition and came away with Silver medals! Brighton lost out to Fallibroome in their 3rd/4th play off and finished 4th overall.
Our regional finalists had a fantastic day with all teams from the South finishing within the top 7 in the county! This is an amazing achievement. Well don’t to all the schools, teachers, coaches, parents and supporters.
The South also had a number of umpires and volunteers supporting the event with many of our umpires officiating in the semis and finals.
Umpires from the South: Alice Johnson, Carol Williams, Chantel Moore, Chris Obin, Elaine Shannahan, Estelle Ball, Julie Wilks, Liz Swyji, Megan Pratt, Paul Withers, Tania Everitt
Semi-Finals: Elaine Shannahan U19, Estelle Ball, U19, Carol Williams U16, Julie Wilks U16, Chantel Moore U14, Megan Pratt U14.
3/4 Play Offs: Liz Swyji U19s
Finals: Alice Johnson U14s, Chris Obin U19s
Volunteers and Court Managers from the South: Audrey Castle, Bill Alexander, Carol Alexander, Janice Treasure, Jenny Poore, Jo Kelly, Mary Stanley, Jan Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Kate Miller, Margaret Storey