Handball makes its debut at the Norfolk School Games!

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Handball was included in the Norfolk School Games for the first time today as schools from across Norfolk competed in the year 7 and 8 competition at UEA Sportspark.

The event brought together 16 teams, all of whom qualified from their level 2 partnership competition, with the 8 winning girls and boys teams from each School Sports Partnership taking part.

Luke Hornsley, the South East Regional Delivery Partners Manager for Handball commented

“It is fantastic to see Handball included in the Norfolk School Games for the first time and it is really encouraging to see the growth of Handball in Norfolk schools”

Schools played a round robin tournament, with each team playing 7 matches. Schools then competed in a playoff match to determine their final positioning. During the playoffs, the 8th placed team played the 7th, the 6th placed team played the 5th, the 4th placed team played the 3 rd and the 1st and 2nd placed teams played off to determine the overall winners.

The competition was an exciting and competitive event, with schools playing some fantastic high energy Handball. The event provided the opportunity for over 160 students to participate in a Handball competition, with the winning team progressing to the regional finals at Cambridge University in May.

The overall results were as follows:

Girls:

1st Sprowston Community Academy,

2nd Hethersett Academy,

3rd Stalham High School,

4th Cliff Park Ormiston Academy,

5th Reepham High School,

6th Iceni Academy,

7th Dereham Neatherd High School,

8th Downham Market Academy

Boys:

1st Reepham High School,

2nd Sprowston Community Academy,

3rd Cliff Park Ormiston Academy,

4th Framingham Earl High School,

5th Hethersett Academy,

6th King Edward VII Academy,

7th Iceni Academy,

8th Stalham High School.

We would like to thank the volunteer UEA PE PGCE students who officiated the games throughout the competition.

To view and purchase photos from the festival please visit our Photo Gallery.

The Games will continue on Tuesday 12th February with the Yr 3-4 and 5-6 Sportshall Athletics, Year 1-2 Key Steps Gymnastics and Yr 3-6 Panathlon competitions taking place.

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