Bede Academy net some success with the ball

Bede Academy players celebrate winning the Year 5 netball tournament organised by the Blyth and Bedlington School Sport Programme.
Bede Academy players celebrate winning the Year 5 netball tournament organised by the Blyth and Bedlington School Sport Programme.

NETBALL teams from across the Blyth and Bedlington School Sport Programme played in a competition held at Blyth Sports Centre.

The Year 5 girls played High Five netball, the modified game for Years 5 and 6, to introduce them to the full court game.

It also allows them to play every position, as they have to rotate positions in between matches.

A total of ten teams played in total, with five teams in each section.

The competition involved all teams in each section playing against each other, with the top two teams in each section meeting in semi finals.

Bede Academy won their section, with Meadowdale Sports Academy finishing a close second. In the other section, New Delaval Primary won with Malvins Close finishing second.

After two very good semi finals, which were both decided by just one goal, the finalists were Bede and Meadowdale.

The final was once again very close, again being decided by one goal, with Bede beating Meadowdale 4-3.

A total of 80 girls participated in the tournament, once again highlighting netball as the fastest growing sport in England.

It also emphasised the importance of volunteering, with most of the umpiring being done by Sport Leaders from Bede Academy North.

Organisers congratulated all players and leaders, including those from the other schools Station Primary, Croftway Primary, Horton Grange Primary and Stead Lane Primary.