Minor and Senior Teams make it to SELB League Final!!

Congratulations ladies, you have competed successfully to secure your place in the SELB League Finals.  This is a wonderful achievement so a big round of applause to each and every one of  you!!

This takes place on Thursday 19th January. It is a day of celebration in which the successful schools in Minor, Junior, Intermediate and Senior teams compete.  Unfortunately due to our  internal examinations and after many efforts both within school and the NI Netball Committee we are unable to attend. In our absence we wish the other competing schools every success.

Seniors please keep an eye on the blog for an update with regards to our Quarter Final NI Plate match.  It is hoped we can play this on Wednesday 1st February.

So until then ladies good luck with your exams.


Hi Ladies

Happy new year 😉 I hope you enjoyed the Christmas break!

We are now in exam mode and unfortunately that means no Sports hall for the next 3 weeks, and therefore no Club. So take a well earned rest and revise!!

Senior beat Assumption in the first round of NI Plate

img_0449As the first quarter progressed, Banbridge’s defence fought hard to gain back possession with goal keeper Emma Boyd putting pressure on Assumption’s shooters. After the first quarter BA were down by two goals with the quarter time score being 5-3.

Gemma Hassan went on as GS after the first quarter playing clever netball with GA Jessica Thompson. The girls fought hard in defence with Jodi Mcdade (GD) intercepting Assumption’s attempts to attack. The mid court players Zara Sloan (C) and Sarah McCandless (WA) brought the ball up the court successfully to finish the first half with BA up 14-11.

The 3rd quarter started off well with Gemma Hassan and Jessica Thompson once again creating space in the shooting circle and converting turnovers up from the defence. Emily Wright (WD) intercepted Assumption’s attack up the court to further the gap in the score board. The 3rd quarter finished up 21-16 to the Banbridge girls.

The girls started the 4th quarter with Jodi McDade breaking Assumption’s centre pass and Gemma Hassan converting with a long distance shot. Zara Sloan (C) and Jessica Thompson (GS) rotated the ball around the shooting circle to put Banbridge up once again.

The final score ended up 21-16 to Banbridge with our 4th year Gemma Hassan being player of the match.

Seniors lose 14-3 to St Mary’s Newry

On Wednesday 7th December, the senior team played St Mary’s, Newry in Ballyholland. The first third ended with a score of 6-0 to St Mary’s. However, the senior team tried their best to defend the ball and prevent them from scoring. Emma Boyd (GK) and Jodi McDade (GD) did an excellent job in defence, with the help of Zoe Bond (WD). Aimèe Dickson (C) did her best to keep the ball from the other team while Sarah McCandless (WA) did a great job at carrying the ball to our side. Louise Priestley (GA) and Rebecca Henry (GS) did manage to possess the ball in the first two thirds, however not managing to get a goal. The second third ended similarly to the first, with a score of 11-0 to St Mary’s. However, in the final third, the girls made a great effort in improving their game. With a final score of 14-3 and a score of 3-3 in this third, this was a great third for Banbridge Academy.
Overall a well played game regardless of the score, well done girls!
Player of the match was Jodi McDade.

Juniors V St Patricks, Keady HOME

Wednesday 14th December
Venue: Home
Excuse P6,

Get changed at BREAK TIME into FULL school tracksuit, Red T-shirt. Politely seek permission to be excused P6.

GK Charlie Daniels
GD Annabelle Kelly (Captain)
WD Aoife McNally
C Gabriella Bennett
WA Ellie Wright
GA Katie Cartmill
GS Amy Somerville

Emily Johnston to play GS until Amy arrives back from RE Trip!!

Juniors V St Patricks Dungannon

Juniors beat St Patrick’s Dungannon 13-2

The juniors got off to a great start winning the first quarter by 4-2, then in the second quarter St.Patricks kept the juniors on their toes gaining many opportunities to score, but the juniors defence was too strong, gaining many interceptions and by the end of the quarter the juniors were winning 8-2. In the third the juniors attack was very strong and kept the goals coming -scored by Katie Cartmill and Amy Somerville helping them to win 13-2. Well done to player of the match Ellie Wright


Juniors final match on Wednesday 14th December against St Patricks Keady. Match begins at 12.30 (Home) So you will need to excuse P6, play over lunchtime and back to class P7.
Captain and Vice Captain see Mrs Lawther this Wednesday please.