We’re extremely passionate about netball at Woodbridge School, not only focusing on developing each student’s skills and knowledge of the game, but also officiating and coaching. Students are offered netball in Games lessons in Lent term from Prep to Year 13, and also as an extracurricular activity during both the Michaelmas and Lent terms at Senior School.
Friendly or competitive, all abilities are catered for
We focus on every child as an individual and getting the best out of them. A number of girls will not have played netball before, and we cater to their needs just as well as those of our elite players. The growing participation of girls playing netball at our local clubs demonstrates the sheer love and enjoyment of the sport.
On average, during the netball term we field around 20 teams across the board (in each age group), which includes A–C or D teams. At senior level, we have a 1st and 2nd team who play competitive fixtures in the local league and friendlies. Senior ‘Social Netball’ groups sometimes have the opportunity to play friendly matches during the Michaelmas term.
Every girl in Year 7–9 has the opportunity to play in a competitive fixture and teams are entered at every level from U12–U19 (A, B & C teams where possible), into the local South Suffolk League. Friendly matches against other local schools are played too.
During the Netball season we compete in the South suffolk Netball tournaments at U14, U16 and U19 level. We have also enjoyed Senior netball tours, playing against teams from Bath and Brighton University and schools in the local areas.
One team through to the County finals (2019)
Two teams have won South Suffolk leagues (2019)
A number of our girls in Years 7–11 have gone on further and have been selected as part of either the Suffolk Development, Satellite or County teams. Nine girls are currently part of the U13 South Suffolk Satellite Academy Netball squad and 2 are part of the U15 South Suffolk County Academy squad.
We also have one student who has been part of the Mavericks Futures Academy for the past two years. An amazing effort and achievement by all, well done!