Girls play netball throughout their time at school and we have recently increased the number of teams we field to offer every girl in the U12 to U15 age group an opportunity to represent the school.
Our fixture calendar is varied and challenging, with many of our matches played ‘up’ against other schools, particularly at senior level. Last season we played two local women’s club teams, which provided a good physical challenge. We also participate in local and county tournaments.
We offer opportunities off the court and last season took the senior players to watch England U17s at Netball Europe in the University of Worchester. Junior players were invited to watch athletes of a similar age at TeamBath and TeamSouth at a National Performance League game.
Many of our staff are involved in coaching local clubs and our senior players also have the opportunity to volunteer locally as officials or junior coaches. An increasing number of girls now play in local junior and adult leagues, and are benefiting from the additional experience this brings. Girls who show playing potential are put through to the England Pathway at satellite and county levels.