27 girls from Year 7 left London last weekend for not-so-sunny Shropshire to take part in the annual GDST netball tournament. This involves girls from across all the Trust’s schools and takes place at Condover Hall, a gorgeous Elizabethan building which is now home to a residential activity centre. As well as pitches, the centre offers facilities for abseiling, kayaking, archery, fencing, laser maze, tunnelling and zip wire, some of which the girls were able to enjoy in between their netball matches
The tournament traditionally runs for two days over Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday our Year 7 As played 5 of their 9 games winning them all. They were very impressive and quite a crowd gathered each time they played! The Bs and Cs also played well and finished the Saturday with places in the competition for the plate trophy.
Sunday came with heavy rain, sleet and hail and after much debate the organisers had to abandon the tournament to the elements! They did however lay on a great programme of indoor activities, which certainly kept the girls busy, and which were voted a lot of fun.
So, the final results of this year’s competition were decided by the standings at close of play on Saturday. The Notting Hill & Ealing As won the Year 7 As cup and the NHEHS Bs and Cs were placed third in their division.