Kerem proved to be queen of the netball courts by winning the Maccabi GB Year 4 schools netball tournament.
Six primary schools attended the event, held at Maccabi London Brady Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, bringing with them 12 teams, making this one of the highest-attended primary schools netball events to date. In total, more than 150 girls took part, with the teams 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-final Stages.
The level of talent on show was impressive, with many of the players developing their netballing skills from their schools and Maccabi GB’s Sports Coaches. The atmosphere was boosted by many of the girls’ parents and supporters cheering them on from the sidelines.
After the early stages of the tournament and the semi-finals it was Kerem and Wolfson Hillel who found themselves competing to win the Year 6 Netball Title. The game was exciting with end-to-end attacking chances and plenty of goal-scoring opportunities. Kerem, however, were the more clinical in taking their chances and they won the game to claim the winners’ trophy. 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: “This has been one of the best attended netball events we have ever delivered. It is so great to see young, Jewish players coming along with such enthusiasm to play sports. The atmosphere was fantastic throughout the whole afternoon and I think the World Cup has also helped to inspire these young sports girls to enjoy a tournament atmosphere.”