Year 8 vs Dromore HS Friday 24th Feb

Girls we have a friendly match against Dromore HS on Friday 24th Feb.

Please get changed at lunch time (full tracksuit) and excuse yourselves from class period 7 for match to start at 2pm.

GK Lauren Kelly / Keira McQuaid

GD Emily Cordner / Lara Crothers

WD Oliveen O’Rourke / Sarah Hanna

C  Selena Cunningham / Sarah-Rose McElroy

WA Natalie Hale / Brooke Gilliland

GA Lois Ginniff / Carolyn Grossman / Emilie Williamson

GS Ellie Lindsay / Julia Herron / Catherine |Black / Sasha Herron

Please speak to Miss Adair if you are unable to play.

Seniors V Wallace Quarter Finals of NI Plate

On Wednesday 1st February, the Senior girls competed in the NI Plate Quarter Finals against Wallace High School. The match took place at Lisburn Racquets club and it was a great achievement for the girls to have reached this stage, after being unable to play in the SELB League Final due to internal examinations.

With Zara Sloan starting in Centre, Sarah McCandless in Wing Attack and Jessica Thompson in Goal Attack, the team had a very strong attacking line up.  Gemma Hassan played Goal Shooter, doing an excellent job (as the only Year 11 on this  Senior team).

Our defence was just as strong; Zoe Bond started in Wing Defence, and Jodi McDade (player of the match) and Emma Boyd remaining in Goal Defence and Goal Keeper throughout the four quarters. The match was steady and a very tight score was kept throughout the quarters, with substitutions being made throughout the team.

Aimèe Dickson took over in Centre while Zara Sloan moved to Wing Attack for one quarter, with great attack kept up by both. Louise Priestley played out of position (GA), moving between Wing Attack and Wing Defence displaying her versatility and her exceptional efforts to get the ball to our side.

Overall an outstanding performance by each and every player, with a final score of 25-20 to Wallace High School. Such an amazing achievement, though the girls were unlucky on this occasion and should be very proud to have made it this far as a team. A huge thanks to Mrs Lawther for her continuous commitment to the girls and special thanks to Miss Adair for all her time and effort. Well done everyone.


BA hosts year 9 Netball Tournament

Banbridge Academy hosts the annual year 9 Netball tournament kindly sponsored by SHOEFAIR SPORTS.

Local schools involved were Dromore HS, Banbridge HS, Killicomaine JHS, Tandragre JHS and St Malachys Castlewellan (all competed against Banbridge Academy’s A and B teams.)

After a number of tightly contested matches, Banbridge Academy A team, by way of a play-off against Tandragee JHS, came through to play Dromore HS in the final.

After a tight and hard fought first half, Banbridge Academy picked up the pace in the second half to be crowned champions!!


Minors A match report
Blitz Tournament
The first match against our very own B team, was fast moving with the final score 13-1 to BA A .

In the next match against Dromore HS we weren’t as lucky!! It was a good match with great defence from Hannah, Heather and Leah but unfortunately Dromore ended up winning 4-2. BA A next match was against Tandragee, this was a very tight game with great play from both sides but BA A kept up their game and won 5-3.

Banbridge HS played us next, this was a very exciting game with great goals from Nadia and Emily and very good mid court play keeping the ball mostly in our third, the final result was 8-2 to BA A.

BA A next match was against St Malachys, we had great defence from Annie especially, rarely letting the ball past the centre third, the final result was 7-0 to BA A.

BA A weren’t as fortunate in the next match vs Killicomaine but still managed to keep the score at a draw of 3-3.

BA A were at a draw with Tandragee so there was a play off to see who would make it to the final, everyone was very nervous and felt the tension but after the first few goals we all settled down and managed to win 5-1.

The final was a great game against Dromore HS, Dromore got the first two goals but BA came back with the score of 7-2 by half time, excellent pressure was put on Dromore’s shooters by Charlie and Zara leaving the final score at 14-2 to BA A , great result girls!



NI Plate Quarter Finals Seniors V Wallace LRC

Good Luck ladies in our Quarter Finals today Wednesday 1st February against Wallace HS.  This is going to be a challenge so dig deep!!

Black kits, prompt practice beginning of games, Depart 2.45, Return 5.15/30pm


Rebecca Henry

Louise Priestly

Amy Peacock

Zara Sloan

Amy Dickson

Jodi McDade

Emma Boyd

Gemma Hassan

Zoe Bond

Sarah McCandless

Jessica Thompson

Victoria Orr

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.