Five primary schools took part in the Year 5 netball tournament, as nine teams – bringing together more than 100 girls – were initially separated into two group stages, with each school competing in a round-robin, league format. The top two teams from each group advanced to the semi-finals, which eventually boiled down to Kerem and HJPS competing for the title.
And the final proved to be a convincing 9-1 win for Kerem, who were the more clinical in taking their chances. The afternoon finished with a sporting medals ceremony to both finalists and the trophy was awarded to the victorious Kerem side.
Maccabi GB’s School Sports Coordinator, Alex Elf, said: “What a way to round off the academic year for Maccabi GB’s School Sports Team! These events are so important for the sporting development of our Community’s young players and for many of the girls here, and those who have taken part in our tournaments since September, these are some of the highlights of their school year. It is always great to see young athletes involved in sport, but to have over 100 young players from several schools all taking part alongside each other, and enjoying it together, is what our Maccabi GB tournaments are really all about.”