Bede come out on top in netball festival

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YOUNGSTERS from schools in the Blyth and Bedlington School Sport Partnership took part in a festival of first steps netball at Blyth Sports Centre.

Year 4 teams from Bede South, Malvins Close, New Delaval and Cambois all had at least two teams taking part, which meant they played six matches in quick succession.

All players rotated positions between games so everyone played all four positions: goal aid, goal shooter, centre and goal keeper.

The England Netball philosophy behind this modified game is that the basic skills of passing, catching, shooting and footwork can be mastered in a game that takes place on a third of a netball court, ready for High 5 in September.

For the first time in the history of this competition, boys teams played in a separate event.

In the girls competition, the winners were Bede 1 with the runners-up Malvins Close 2 a close second.