North Devon Netball Finals

On the 9th of March our superstar netball team travelled to Park School in Barnstaple to compete in the North Devon Netball finals. 


There were 3 groups of 5 teams, our group featured teams from Halwill, Bishops Tawton, South Molton, Woolacombe and ourselves.


We had a barnstorming start to the day, beating Woolacombe 6-0 in our opener, followed on by a  whopping 10-0 against Halwill. 


After a quick break, we had a tight draw against South Molton, 2-2, coming back from 2-0 down, our dominance returned in the final group game against Bishops Tawton, which we won 7-1. 


We progressed strongly into the semi finals, where we met a very tough Our Lady's team, a close thought game had us finish 3-1 putting us into a threeway finale group with Sticklepath and Caen. 


Unfortortunately for us, the top 2 progressed to the county finals and we finished third, losing 9-4 to a very impressive Sticklepath and 3-1 to Caen, the Caen fixture was really close, if our rotation grid had allowed for George Stephens, our top goalscorer of the day and the season, to play either half in a forward position, we would have won comfortably, but sadly with the way Bee Netball works, we are restricted to the rotation grid and it fell as it did. 


That's not to say I am not incredibly proud of our players, all of which worked so hard to reach this tournament and played to an excellent standard. 


Third in North Devon is the best we have ever reached as a Netball team since the introduction of the county finals system, we came up against huge schools from the Barnstaple, Braunton and Woolacombe areas and seriously dominated throughout the day. 


Congratulations team!