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Over the last couple of months the state schools tournament in the South West have been taking place in the North, Mid & South of the Region.

The U13 State School tournament took place at the Oasis Academy in Bristol and saw lots of netball being played in the sunshine. The netball standard was high with Sheldon School pulling ahead in first and winning all of their games. Brimsham Green School was a close second only losing one game.

The U13 Mid Tournament saw a great opportunity for schools from Dorset and Wiltshire to play one another in matches that wouldn’t normally be part of their usual fixtures calendar. St Edwards pulled ahead winning all of their matches in the round robin tournament and Blandford School in second place. The day proved to be another lovely day to play netball outside.


The u13 South Tournament was hosted by Budehaven Community College and saw Penair win the tournament and Mounts Bay as the runners up in a close competition outside in the sunshine.

A big thank you to all the players, coaches, umpires, young leaders and the organiser Linda, for a great round of the u13 state school tournaments.

The u15 North Tournament proved to be a tight competition with Farmor School winning by 1 point ahead of Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School. The tournament took place at the Oasis Academy in Bristol with young leaders helping with the scoring and providing invaluable support.

Hosted by Parkstone Grammar in Poole the U15 Mid State School event saw Schools from Wiltshire and Dorset competing. Final results saw hosting school Parkstone Grammar as the winners and Queen Elizabeth School from Wimborne as the Runners Up.


The U15 South State School Tournament saw 12 teams from Cornwall and Devon being hosted by Budehaven Community College. Richard Lander School were the winners of the tournament with Devonport High as the runners up.

Congratulations to all the winners and the runners up, some great netball was seen. A massive thank you to the players, coaches, hosting schools, umpires and young leaders who help make these tournaments possible.

We hope you have enjoyed your netball season!

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