Netball makes its debut in the Secondary School Games

Medway Secondary School Games logoRainham School for Girls made home advantage count in the first ever Medway Secondary School Games (SSG) RAF netball tournament. RAF logo

The host school did the double, winning both the Key Stage 3 (KS3) and Key Stage 4 (KS4) tournaments without losing a game all day.

More than 100 children from seven Medway secondary schools took to the courts at the Rainham School for Girls netball centre on Thursday, 10 March.

It was the first time that netball has ever appeared in the SSG series. The KS3 tournament consisted of two groups of four teams, with the top two in each group qualifying for the semi finals.

Both Rainham Girls A and Rochester Grammar A were unbeaten going into the final and contested a great competitive match, with Rainham Girls edging out Rochester 7-6.

The KS4 tournament consisted of four teams that played a round-robin league format.

Group photograph of all of the SSG netball players March 2011Rainham were even more impressive in this competition, winning all six of their league matches and scoring more than 100 goals on their way to lifting the title.

The SSG series is organised by Medway Council's 2012 and Sports Development Team, with the support of the Greenacre (www.greenacressp.co.uk/) and Howard  School Sports Partnerships (www.howardssp.org/), national governing bodies and local clubs. Prizes are awarded at each event and points are gained towards the overall series title.

Sports development officer John Hatchett said: "We would like to thank everyone involved in making this event so successful, with special thanks going to our event sponsor – The RAF, who have offered their support to some of the Secondary Games series events this season, to help promote active lifestyles and physical activity amongst our Medway Schools."

Senior careers liaison officer for the South East (C&E), Wing Commander Dave Wynn, attended the event and made the presentations. He said: “The Royal Air Force is very pleased to be associated with the Medway Secondary School Games series of events.

"Sport plays a great part in not only fostering a healthy individual lifestyle but also encourages a strong sense of personal responsibility and team ethic, qualities which are integral to the modern service environment.”

Final Positions – Key Stage 3 Tournament

1st

Rainham School for Girls A

2nd

Rochester Grammar School for Girls A

3rd

Rochester Grammar School for Girls B

4th

Rainham School for Girls B

Final Positions – Key Stage 4 Tournament

1st

Rainham School for Girls                    

2nd

The Thomas Aveling School

3rd

Walderslade Girls School

4th

St John’s Fisher

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