Elmlea Junior School’s High 5 Netball Tournament 2015

January 04 2016
Elmlea Junior School’s High 5 Netball Tournament 2015

Elmlea Junior School’s High 5 Netball Tournament 2015

FOR the fifth year Elmlea Junior School hosted 2 very successful High 5 Netball Tournaments.

Both of the tournaments took place at the Bristol University Indoor Sports Centre, Tyndall Avenue.

The 2 tournaments had a similar format with 8 teams for the Y4 event and 8 teams competing in the Y5/6 event.

On both afternoons the teams were divided into two groups for round robin matches which then determined the play off positions.

The Yr 3 / Yr 4 tournament took place on Friday 6th November. A mixture of excitement and nervousness amongst the children was apparent in the early part of the afternoon.

As the children became more confident with each game played, their abilities and enjoyment came to the fore.

All the children learned quickly; rules, tactics, passing, intercepting and shooting. For some of the children this was their first experience of a netball tournament, but aided by the encouragement from their teachers and parents they all enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of netball.

“Thanks again - a real fun afternoon.” (Westbury Park Primary School) St Bonaventure’s and Elmlea again proved strong competitors and it was the result of their playoff match that determined the winners of this tournament. A great match ended in victory for Elmlea who beat St.Bons 2 – 1.

Elmlea retained the trophy they had won last year.

On Friday 13th November the tournament for the Yr 5 / Yr 6 children was held. All of the children were excited and keen to give their best in the qualifying rounds.

During the group matches the children showed good footwork and passing, a very high standard of play on show. Understanding of teamwork, use of space and the quality of shooting showed that all the children had been practicing for this tournament.

After the group matches the schools contesting the first two positions were, Bishop Road and St. Theresa’s. It was a fierce match but in the end Bishop Road were too strong winning the final 6-4. 3rd position went to St.Bons and 4th to Westbury Park.

All the teachers and parents watching thoroughly enjoyed watching both tournaments and gave tremendous support to their children. “The tournament was a great opportunity to join up with other children who live in Bristol to play competitive netball.”

Both tournaments ended with presentations of trophies and medals to the winners and runners up of both events. Over the two afternoons 128 children enjoyed competitive Hi 5 Netball.

A massive thank you is due to supporters of these tournaments: Elmlea Junior School for their sponsorship of both Netball Tournaments.

Bristol University Netball Club for providing the umpires and scorers.

Finally all the children, teachers and parents associated with the following schools; Bishop Road, Stoke Bishop, Elmlea, Henleaze, St Bonaventure’s, St John’s, and Westbury Park, Westbury on Trym, St. Ursula’s and St. Teresa’s