Staff, children and parents at Sherborne House School in Chandler’s Ford are celebrating after qualifying for the ISA National Netball Tournament Finals which will take place in York. The local school team will represent the region in the tournament next month.
Each year, the Independent School’s Association hold national tournaments in a range of sports, to bring schools from different parts of the UK together, and compete in their chosen sport for a national title.
In order to reach the ISA National Tournament, school teams must compete and qualify at an area level throughout the country. Sherborne House School’s U11 netball team competed in the London West Regional Tournament at Maidenhead last week. After scoring 58 goals in total and 18 goals in one 9-minute match, Sherborne House School were runners up at the tournament, meaning they qualify for the national tournament in York.
The team, staff and parents were very proud of how far Sherborne House School’s U11 netball team came at a national level. Mrs Heather Hopson-Hill, Headteacher at Sherborne House School, said:
‘Well done to the team for reaching a national tournament. I am immensely proud of their achievement and the way they conducted themselves throughout the day. We look forward to participating in the national tournament in York next month with other schools from across the country.’
‘Here at Sherborne House, all pupils have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and our aim is to give as many children as possible the chance to represent the school in matches and competitions, ensuring that their unique and natural talents are recognised and encouraged.’