Over 120 pupils participate in a high-energy High 5 Netball Competition


Today, over 120 pupils participated in the School Games Yr 5-6 High 5 Netball Competition at the UEA Sportspark. The event forms part of the Norfolk School Games which aims to increase the number of opportunities pupils have to represent their school in competitive sport.

High 5 Netball is an entry based game into netball and is tailored to children. It is a mixed gender game with the number of team players on the court at one time reduced to five. Each of the teams are also required to follow a rotation, giving the opportunity for all pupils involved to learn and play the different roles within the game.

16 teams from 10 different schools attended the event.

The Schools that attended the event were;

  • Bignold Primary School
  • Bluebell Primary School
  • Colman Infant School
  • Cringleford Primary School
  • Eaton Primary School
  • Hethersett Junior School
  • Little Melton Primary School
  • Norwich Primary Academy
  • Notre Dame Prep School
  • St Francis of Assisi Primary School

The event started with all the teams split into four school groups, where they play each other in a round robin format. Following the initial groups, the top two from each are placed into the cup competition and the bottom two into the plate competition. In these competitions, each of the teams play again in a round robin format. To conclude and determine final positions, those who finish in the same position in the cup and plate competitions play against each other.

At the end of today’s competition, the results were;

1st:    Cringleford Primary A

2nd:     Colman Junior A

3rd:   Cringleford Primary B

4th:    Little Melton A

=5th:     Bluebell Primary

=5th:      Notre Dame Prep A

7th:      Bignold Primary

8th:     Hethersett Junior

=9th:     Eaton Primary

=9th:     St Francis of Assisi A

11th:     Little Melton B

12th:     St Francis of Assisi B

=13th:    Colman Junior B

=13th:    Notre Dame B

15th:    Norwich Primary Academy B

16th:    Norwich Primary Academy A

The top two teams from today, Cringleford Primary A and Colman Junior are now invited to represent the SSP at the Norfolk School Games Finals which will take place on Thursday 20th June at UEA Sportspark.

At the end of the event, some pupils were nominated by the school staff to receive a Sportsmanship Award, for showing sportsman-like qualities across the event. Each of these pupils was provided with a certificate in a short presentation to conclude the event.

Thank you to the volunteers from UEA Netball Club and Norfolk United Netball who helped today by umpiring the games. If you child has participated in today’s event, or is interested in joining a local club, take a look at our clubs page for more information.

Photographs from today’s event can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.


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