Bowdon Prep Claim Victory in the U11 ISA Netball Finals

28th March 2017

Congratulations to Bowdon Prep for winning the National ISA U11 2017 Netball Finals – the below article provides an account of their day.
On Saturday 25th March 2017, we competed in the ISA National Junior Netball Competition, after qualifying as regional winners at the recent North ISA tournament. The tournament took place at Oundle School in Peterborough, where we were drawn against the best Year 6 netball teams from other independent schools from across the country.
We played some superb netball to win all our games in our group.
Lingfield College – won 11-7
St Margaret’s – won 10-2
Alton Convent – won 4-3
Gatehouse School – won 12-0
St Edward’s – won 21-0
As we won our group, we received a ‘bye’ to the semi-finals where we faced Falkner House. Here, our Year 6 pupils seemed to find another gear. They worked together and produced some outstanding netball and proved how decisive and attacking they were with their play. The final result was 11-2 to Bowdon and a place in the National Finals.
Hale Prep School had also qualified for the competition, and it was the school from around the corner that we faced in the finals! The players know each other well from many school fixtures and club netball. However, Bowdon took their netball to another level and showed everyone why they deserve to be National Champions. The final whistle blew and we were victorious with a 7-4 win!
Throughout the entire competition, our Year 6 Bowdon Netballers played a standard of netball that surpassed their years. They demonstrated a desire to win and attacked and defended with such determination and focus. Their team spirit allowed them to work for each other and they proved to be worthy National Champions! It truly was a proud day for the girls, their parents and the staff at Bowdon Prep.
A huge congratulations to the Year 6 National Netball Champions: Beatrice, Bella, Bette, Eva, Imaan, Izzy, Karina, Louise and Zara.