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
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!