Norfolk School Games Finals | Day 1 – High Fives to all schools for a Fantastic Netball competition

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On the first day of the Norfolk School Summer Games 30 teams across Norfolk played out a fantastic High Five Netball tournament in the sunshine at the Sportspark UEA. Sixteen large schools and fourteen small schools competed in a round robin tournament against two or three other schools in their group.  Teams qualified for the Finals by taking part in local qualifying competitions run by their local School Sport partnership (SSP).

At the end of the round robin, the top two teams from each group entered the cup competition and the teams that finished third or fourth entered the plate competition. Teams then entered a second round robin tournament in the cup or plate competition before playing off against the team that finished in the same position in the other group. Each team played at least seven matches throughout the day.

The day showcased the excellent High Five Netball being performed throughout Norfolk and with over 250 children involved in the competition it was brilliant to see such high levels of participation. As the day progressed it was pleasing to see the quality of Netball being played with schools demonstrating superb team work, work rate and skill.

The results for the cup and plate competition were as follows:

Large Schools cup competition:

1st – Sheringham

2nd – Blofield

= 3rd – Marthas A / Cringleford

5th – St Williams

6th – Cromer

7th – Martham

8th – Roydon

Small School cup competition

1st – Wreningham A

2nd – Banham

3rd – Sandringham with Newton

4th – Salhouse

5th – Hempnall

6th – Alpington

7th – Rocklands

8th – Wreningham B

Large Schools plate competition:

1st – Marthas B

2nd – Stoke Holy Cross

3rd – Hethersett Junior

4th – St Nicholas

=5th – Swanton Morely/Weething

7th – Scarning

8th – Gt Ellingham

Small School plate competition

= 1st – Fairhaven/Bawdeswell

3rd – Downham Prep

4th – Lyng

5th – Rollesby B

6th – Rollesby A

A massive thankyou to the magnificent volunteer umpires who officiated the games and supported the young leaders from Wymondham College. The volunteers were excellent and enabled the event to run smoothly, your efforts were greatly appreciated.

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