A new venue but the same kind of weather greeted us for the annual IAPS Tournament this year played at East Grinstead Sports Club.

The girls had 6 games to play in their section:

Game 1 v Vinehall School   Won 8-2
Game 2 v Ardingly   Won 9-1
Game 3 v St Michaels Prep   Lost 4-6
Game 4 v Rydes   Won 2-0
Game 5 v Cottesmore   Won 8-0
Game 6 v Danes Hill School   Drew 5-5

Losing only one game in our section but drawing with Danes Hill, (who had won all of their matches), put us into third place in our Section. However I would like to mention that we scored the most goals: 36 in total!

Copthorne Prep School - U11 IAPS Netball Tournament 2017

We were then in the play offs to find out who would go through to the Nationals. The Section winners automatically go through and so do the school who came 4th. So we had a round robin tournament to decide.

Game 7 v St Hilary’s Won 5-4
Game 8 v St Michaels Prep Lost 4-6
Game 9 v Hazelwood Lost 3-9

Hazelwood went through and we ended the tournament with a very respectable 6th place out of 21 schools.

Well done girls, Mrs Cook has coached you well! A huge thank you to the parents who came and supported us in the cold; and to Gabi and Keira who were playing up a year. Both Mrs Cook and I voted Mallory as our player of the tournament but double effort stars for you all!

Team: Mallory, Ruby, Beth, Alana, Alayna, Emily, Gabi and Keira