Each week we bring you a good news story from across the South West as part of our wedNEWSday articles.

On Saturday 25th January, the South West Regional Schools tournament took place at Sir David English Sports Centre in Bournemouth with competitions taking place for the U14, U16 & 19’s.

A fantastic day was had all and you all even managed to ensure that it was dry and not too cold for everyone!

U14 Results:

WINNERS =    Taunton School    

RUNNERS UP = Talbot Heath    

3RD =      Redmaids HS

4th =      Newton Abbot College

5TH =   Dean Close School Kings College Taunton
7TH =   South Wilts GS Cheltenham LC
9TH =   Maynard School Kingswood
11TH =   St Edwards Dauntsey’s
13TH =   Truro High Truro School
Taunton School

U16 Results:

WINNERS = Millfield School      

RUNNERS UP = Canford

3RD = Penryn College     

4th  = Marlborough College

5TH =   King Edward’s Bath St Peter’s
7TH =   Parkstone GS Redmaids HS
9TH =   Pate’s GS Bradon Forest
11TH =   Torquay Girls GS Denmark Road HS
13TH =   Richard Lander Taunton School
Millfield School

U19 Results:

WINNERS = Hartpury College

RUNNERS UP = Canford

3RD = Taunton School

4th = Truro   College

5TH = Marlborough College Exeter College
7TH =   Exeter School Royal HS Bath
9TH =   KES Bath Bournemouth SG
11TH =   Richard Huish College Wycliffe College
13TH =   Penwith College Dauntsey’s
Hartpury College

Taunton School (Somerset), Talbot Heath (Dorset), Millfield School (Somerset), Canford (Dorset) & Hartpury College (Gloucestershire) will represent the South West at the National Schools finals at Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City, on Saturday 14 March. Well done to all teams, it was a great showcase of school netball.

At the end of the presentations, umpire award were given to the most promising umpire & Umpire of the tournament. The recipient of the most promising umpire was Ella Waterhouse, a C award (Just into her 16th year). Umpire of the tournament was awarded Ruth Benny, a C award (Working towards B). Both of these are part of SW Talent ID. Well done both.

A huge ‘Thank You’ to all umpires, volunteers, players, coaches and the CEWG team for all the hard work that everyone put in to make the Regional Schools event such a great success. The amount of planning that went into the tournament was clear to everyone through the smooth way that it ran from start to finish and is a great opportunity for netball.

If you have a good news story that you would like to share please send your story and a picture to Laura Woodruff (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk)