Girls play netball predominantly in the Lent term competing at House, inter-school and County level. Our senior girls also take part in a pre-season tour to Suffolk for the 1st VII. This is a great way to get our netball up and running before the start of the season and for the girls to get used to playing with each other. It also gives us the opportunity to build a cohesive team and get specific positions organised early in the year.
Other recent tours include Malta and a planned tour to Marbella in October 2016 where the girls will play some English and international teams as well as taking part in several training sessions from top class coaches.
There are 7 teams across the age groups that compete on a weekly basis against local schools. These include Haileybury, St Edmund’s, Mill Hill, RMS, Dame Alive Owen’s, Queenswood, St Augustine’s Priory, NLCS, St Benedict’s, Ashylyns, Queens’, Bushey Meads and King Alfred; as well as Heathmount, Belmont, Kingshott and Chesham Prep for the younger girls. Our facilities mean we can play in most weathers – two indoor courts and two new astro court surfaces outdoors.
Outside of school we encourage pupils to continue their netball through supporting links between clubs, leagues and school so that pupils can participate in netball in a community setting. Dedicated coaches for each team encourage all pupils to take part in a range of opportunities to develop a range of skills in netball. Each age group plays in at least one tournament in a season which gives them the opportunity to play against a variety of other schools. There is something for all levels.