Eteach was proud to sponsor the England Netball National Schools Finals which took place on Saturday the 19th March. The event took place at the Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre and we supported the event by attending all the festivities of the day.
As one of the most prestigious events in the netballing calendar, expectations were high. This wasn’t a problem as everyone was suitably impressed and a great day was had by all. Eteach made its presence felt throughout the event with several banners being displayed on the playing courts and we were delighted to be involved in the awards ceremony at the end of the day.
An impressive 54 schools competed across three different age categories; under 14s, under 16s and under 19s. There were a total of 25 rounds of action, followed by the semi-finals and then the all-important finals.
The Goals Trophy was won by under 19s Barking Abbey, the Defence Trophy was awarded to under 14s champions Goffs School and the Endeavour Trophy was collected by Millthorpe School from the under 16s category. The awards were well deserved as all the teams played brilliantly and it was easy to see everybody’s dedication to the sport.
Richard Wood, Eteach’s Schools Development Manager for the South East said; “The day was a rip roaring success. He commented that the weather was great and there was top netball action which combined the right amount of discipline and equal amounts of aggression.”
Jacob Lewis, another Eteach representative who attended the event said; “The event was very well organised and 8 hours of netball managed to run within a minute of the stated schedule all throughout the day. “The day was played out well and in great spirit. Although very competitive, the girls were clearly joyous in victory as well as gracious in defeat.”