The Lincoln St. Hugh’s Primary School claimed the title of the first ever Schools County High 5 Netball Finals last weekend at Monks Dyke School in Louth. The challenge, which took place on Saturday, May 15th, involved over 170 children from across Lincolnshire, grouped in 16 teams.
Over 200 parents cheered for the winners and runner-ups. Saxilby Junior School came 2nd, Helpringham Primary School came 3rd, and William Alvey Primary School came 4th. The Saturday event was the culmination of 25 qualifying tournaments and leagues in the run up to the Netball Finals, which involved over 2000 pupils, and 160 officiates from all over the county.
Maria Blood from St. Hugh’s Primary School said: “This is the first time in netball that there has been an opportunity to go through to a final on this level, and it was a great opportunity to promote netball in schools.”
Paula Hill, the Coastal Wolds School Sports Partnership Competition Manager said: “It is hoped that more schools will buy into the concept of schools competition and enter the competition pathways that have been set up by the Lincolnshire Competition Manager team.”