Netball tournament gives Hatfield schoolchildren 'great experience'

PUBLISHED: 15:28 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:28 27 November 2017

Green Lanes at the Hatfield Primary School's netball tournament. Picture: Danny Loo

Green Lanes at the Hatfield Primary School's netball tournament. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Five primary schools from Hatfield took part in a pre-season netball tournament.

The schools, De Havilland, St Philip Howard, Birchwood Avenue, Green Lanes and Countess Anne, descended on Sir Frederic Osborn School in Welwyn Garden City for the event.

A spokesman for Hatfield Primary Schools said: “It was great to see many schools returning to the tournament and this year we also welcomed Birchwood Avenue Primary School who have not had a netball team for many years.

“For many players, this was the first time they had played netball against another school and playing in this competition was a great experience for all.”

The format of this year’s tournament was changed, meaning every team had to play each other.

De Havilland A and Green Lanes put up a good contest, scoring many goals against the opposition.

However, this was not enough to beat a well-polished St Philip Howard team who came top of the table, winning all their matches.

The spokesman added: “All players should be very proud of their performances throughout the tournament.

“It was great to see such a high level of determination and skill already, despite being at the start of the season.

“We now look forward to the league and the next tournament in the New Year.”

For more pictures from the event go to www.whtimes.co.uk/sport

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