Perse invitational netball tournament
Sunday saw the Perse host the Invitational Pre-Season netball tournament, an annual event for the 1st VII netball team. This was the third year of the competition where past winners have included Culford School in 2012 and Oundle School in 2013.
The tournament was organised by the Head of Girls’ Games at the Perse, Laura Broderick, to be able to include more schools in their fixture list – there were just not enough Saturdays in a term to play all of the schools we wanted to! The tournament has grown over the past three years, this year’s tournament seeing a record eight schools compete, with Culford School, Framlingham College, Ipswich School, Kimbolton School, Oundle School, Stamford High, The Perse and Uppingham School taking part.
Although Stamford High won the tournament, the Perse team came fourth in the tournament, with the team playing brilliantly. The full squad was rotated, with all players getting court time in order to prepare for the Regionals on the 25 January. We only lost to the 1st and 2nd placed teams by one goal in some incredibly tight matches.
This was a fantastic event, and we are looking forward to next year – well done to everyone that took part.