U9 Inter Schools Netball Tournament

Partner: Goldsworth Primary School, Woking
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Sporting Partnerships

Inaugural U9 High 5 Netball tournament involving 3 local schools visiting St. Andrew's to compete for the Inter-Schools Cup.

Aims of the project

To share our facilities with local schools in our area and to give the opportunity for the schools to compete against each other in a High5 format. Originally we invited 5 schools but 2 had to withdraw shortly before the date. The immediate beneficiaries are all the children in the schools, including our own.

Background and goals

We had already set up a football tournament for local schools but wanted to introduce a new tournament. St. Andrew's identified the opportunity having spoken to the Sports staff at the local schools and gauged interest.

Resources

Staffing resources from St. Andrew's plus the St. Andrew's facilities. We use our teaching staff plus the Marketing Manager. The tournament last for approx 2.5 hours. St. Andrew's also supply a cup, medals and certificates and provide a tea for both the children and parents after the tournament.

Impact

We are hoping that by hosting these tournaments, the children from all schools will benefit by using our facilities and that the tournaments may give rise to further opportunities to work together with our local schools. 

Pupil involvement

Pupils are involved from Year 4 at our school. All our pupils were girls in this instance. From the other schools the Year 3 and 4 children were mostly girls. 

Frequency and duration

This was a single event but we plan to host a similar event next year and hope that at least 5 schools will be able to attend.