Netball Club

Netball Club 2016/17

Netball will resume in September on a Wednesday after school. We have an amazing turn out last year so I hope this will continue and we also have a group ready to play our Small Schools League matches again.

So many pupils received their Level 1, 2 or 3 England Netball skills Award certificates in our end of term trophy assembly and shared these with the rest of the school. I hope many more will be earned next year!

I am pleased to report we won the Fairplay trophy for the league (2015-16) again this year. Third year in a row! Well played everyone.

Mrs Goldsmith

Netball Club 2015/16

Another excellent day at the Diss Cluster netball tournament on 22nd March 2016. Sixteen pupils were joined by up to another 11 teams to take part in another morning of skills and activities followed by an afternoon tournament at Diss High School.

Our 16 pupils were split into two teams, managed by Mrs Goldsmith and Mrs Dunning and they came a very respectable 5th and 8th overall out of 11 teams playing in two leagues. This year some of the netball played was the best we had ever seen and the sun shone to make this an excellent day out which everyone enjoyed tremendously.

Well done to everyone; great fairplay, netball, determination and behaviour. You were all a credit to the school.

Netball Club 2014/15
Netball Tournament 25.3.15






Well done to the team who played in the Diss High School tournament on 25.03.15. The team managed to win all their league matches, scoring 38 goals and only conceding 3. It was an amazing display of netball from everyone and especially Morgan who scored 37 of our goals!

Unfortunately we went on to lose the final 6-1 to Garboldisham, who were worthy winners as they played excellent netball.

Both Mrs Dunning and Mrs Goldsmith were extremely proud of you all.

Amazing effort everyone!

Our shooters in action!


I have been very proud to coach all the players this year as they have worked hard, enjoyed playing netball and gained a good understanding of the game. I look forward to coaching years 3 – 6 next year and hope those who are moving onto Diss High will keep playing!


Netball Club takes place after school on Wednesdays from 3.30 to 4.15pm. It is run by Mrs Goldsmith and is open to everyone from years 3 & 6 and boys are very welcome to come and play! This year we have over 20 pupils attending!

Practice sessions involve lots of fun and learning new skills. We always play a game towards the end of the session and everyone gets the chance to try out all the different positions available. Mrs Goldsmith has attended an England Netball Coaching course, plus an umpiring course and is keen to improve our High 5 and seven-a-side game, with lots of new drills and games to make learning fun!

We play High 5 netball which means there are only 5 players on the court at any one time and everyone rotates to a different position during the breaks in the game. We like to make sure that everyone gets the chance to play and when we have matches with other schools we aim to let everyone who regularly attends practice take some part in a match.

Last year we were lucky to attend a Football and Netball Festival at Diss High School which enabled us to receive a morning of coaching and the chance to play in a tournament during the afternoon. Everyone who attended had a very enjoyable day and played very well. This is the fifth year we have enjoyed this festival and it is a good experience for all the team and a chance to meet players from other schools.

Please come along and have a go! It’s great fun!! All you need is your PE kit and a pair of trainers. If you have earrings please remove them and bring a drink with you.

England Netball Skills Awards Three years ago we introduced the England Netball Skills Award Scheme. This is a chance to assess skills levels and monitor the progress made during netball sessions. Pupils who regularly attended netball club, from years 3 Р6 completed their Level 1, 2 or level 3 awards last year and were presented with their certificates and badges in sharing assembly. This was a brilliant achievement for them all and showed their progress and commitment to playing netball. Well done everyone!Netball Club sessions will run as usual in the winter months but we will take time out to work towards the awards, which run from Level 1 to Level 3 for primary school aged pupils.Each Level of the awards covers the following skills;
* Balance
* Jumping
* Stopping
* Running and sidestepping
* Running and trapping
* Catching
* Throwing
* Throwing and catching
* ShootingAll of these skills can easily be practised and then tested and when the weather stops us training outside many can be completed indoors.On successful completion, pupils will be able to apply for badges and certificates to celebrate their awards.Many pupils will be moving onto level 2 or even 3 this year – Good luck! For those year 6 pupils, who already hold a Level 3 award and are now trained Young Leaders, this has also provided an opportunity to use their leadership skills to help Mrs Goldsmith with the sessions, working with pupils taking on their Level 1 award.