Over the weekend of the 21st-23rd September 2018, Masterclass Sports Tours held a GSA Netball tournament at Condover Hall, Shrewsbury.
The event, played across two venues (Condover Hall and Shrewbury Sports Village) was a resounding success, with 20 GSA schools in attendance and 40 teams participating across two age groups. We welcomed 378 girls to Condover Hall and they were accompanied by a total of 55 members of staff.
Despite the poor weather forecast, all scheduled games were played and the sun even appeared just in time for the highly competitive finals! Congratulations to St Paul’s Girls School and Putney High School for winning the Year 8 and 9 tournaments respectively.
We were extremely fortunate to have Commonwealth Gold Medalist Eboni Beckford-Chambers join us for the duration of the weekend. She held an insightful Q&A session for the girls on Friday evening, where she also passed around her medal and took a whole group selfie! On Saturday afternoon Eboni led a ‘Coach the Coach’ session, where teachers came along to collect as much new information on tactics, training and matchplay as possible. Eboni was extremely impressed with the standard of play across both locations throughout the weekend and was there to present the awards to the winners of all the Year 9 events. A big thank you goes to Eboni for all of her work across the weekend.
Both competitions had 20 teams, which meant that on Saturday the teams played nine, 14 minute matches. This separated them into the Trophy, Cup and Plate which were played across the Sunday in ever changing weather conditions.
As well as netball, the girls took part in a range of different activities over the weekend from abseiling to aerial trek and climbing to conquest. All the teams left on time after a fun but exhausting weekend.
|Year 8||Year 9|
|Trophy Winner||St Paul's Girls School||Putney High School|
|Trophy Runner Up||Bedford Girls School A||Godolphin & Latymer School|
|Cup Winner||Notting Hill & Ealing High School||St Catherine's School Bramley A|
|Cup Runner Up||Jersey College for Girls||The Marist School|
|Plate Winner||Bedford Girls School B||St George's School, Ascot|
|Plate Runner Up||Headington School B||Queen's College|
|Year 8||Year 9|
|1||St Paul's Girls School||1||Putney High School|
|2||Bedford Girls School A||2||Godolphin & Latymer|
|3||Godolphin & Latymer||3||St Paul's Girls School|
|4||James Allen's Girls School||4||Bolton Girls School|
|5||Putney High School||5||Tormead School A|
|6||The Marist School||6||Channing School|
|7||St Catherine's Bramley A||7||Notting Hill & Ealing School|
|8||Tormead School A||8||Jersey College for Girls|
|9||Notting Hill & Ealing School||9||St Catherine's Bramley A|
|10||Jersey College for Girls||10||The Marist School|
|11||Headington School A||11||
James Allen's Girls School
|12||Haberdashers Monmouth||12||St Catherine's Bramley B|
|13||St George's, Ascot||13||Tormead School B|
|14||Cranford House||14||St Catherine's Twickenham|
|15||Bedford Girls School B||15||St George's, Ascot|
|16||Headington School B||16||Queen's College|
|17||St Catherine's Bramley B||17||Cranford House|
|18||St Catherine's Twickenham||18||Abbot's Hill A|
|19||Tormead School B||19||St Mary's Shaftesbury|
|20||Queen's College||20||Abbot's Hill B|
SAVE THE DATE!! GSA NETBALL 2019
20TH-22ND SEPTEMBER 2019
To reserve your place for next year, please contact Pete Robertson: