In March, Hulme Hall hosted two ISA Netball Tournaments for Northern Prep schools.
22 Prep schools from the North of England came to the Grammar School in Stockport to compete in the tournaments. It was the first time the school had made their new all-weather facility available for the event and the Prep schools brought along their best skills.
Said Tournament Organiser and Assistant Headteacher of Hulme Hall Grammar School, Mrs Smith, “We were proud to be hosting the tournaments at our new site and delighted to see the new pitches in action.”
The first tournament took place on a chilly March morning with 12 schools battling it out in the ‘Big 7s’ tournament. Sharp shooting, dominant defending and fancy footwork led to accolades for Lady Barn House and Bowdon Preparatory School who came second and third respectively. It is no coincidence that The Grange took first place and also won the Dominant Defender Award.
The following week the sun decided to shine, although the bitter winds still proved to be a challenge at times! After several hours of high intensity ‘High 5’ netball, Greenbank Prep were victorious with Wilmslow Prep and Branwood taking silver and bronze.
The sporting occasion was a huge success and the participants commented on the warm welcome, slick organisation and great facilities.
“It was a brilliant atmosphere” announced Mrs Smith. “Everyone was in good spirits and some impressive netball matches were played. The event could not have gone ahead without help from Hulme Hall’s Year 10 Sports Leaders, who guests described as ‘terrific’.”
Hulme Hall encourages its KS4 children to get involved in the Sports Leaders qualification. It is designed to use sport and physical activity to help young people develop and hone their leadership skills whilst helping themselves and others stay physically active. Events such as these are the perfect forum to put their leadership skills to the test.