Sporting success at school

Netball teams in their new kit.
Netball teams in their new kit.

The Market Weighton School netball teams raised over £500 towards new kit before their netball/activity weekend in Shropshire.

24 members of the Year 9, 10 and 11 netball teams held a series of successful bun sales and a bag pack at Tesco in Market Weighton.

The teams would like to thank Tesco for hosting the bag pack and all those who have contributed to the bun sales.

If any individual or business in our community would be interested in making a donation to the netball teams’ fundraising efforts, please contact Mrs Horne at The Market Weighton School.

The netball tour, which was organised by PGL and Netball England, started with 24 very excited girls and 3 staff travelling to Boreatton Hall, PGL’s centre in Baschurch near Shrewsbury.

The Netball tournament was officiated by several England and international netball players. The girls also had the opportunity to access a variety of outdoor pursuits to promote team and confidence building.

Between matches, the girls and staff explored the extensive grounds of Boreatton Hall to discover a variety of drop in activity sessions.

There were screams and laughter all round as they tackled the giant swing, abseiling, high ropes and zip wires.

It was great to see the girls working together, encouraging and supporting each other on the different challenges. They also did a marvellous job of ensuring that the staff faced their fears and joined in too.

The weekend was a huge success on all fronts with our Y10s taking the tournament by storm and winning all but one match to get into the final.

The final was set to be a tough game but the girls showed their true strength and demonstrated a high standard of netball to defeat their opponents.

During the presentation ceremony which marked the end of the tournament, the girls received a team shield and individual medals which were presented to them by Sascha Corbin, an England and international netball player.

The girls were a credit to the school and the new kit was the icing on the cake.