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The Downley School

“Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together”


Netball club operates in the afternoon and is open to children from Years 5/6. The school is affiliated to the High Wycombe Schools Netball Association and competes in the leagues and tournaments organised by the association.


Year 6 Netball Tournament

Saturday 11th November 2017

On Saturday 11th November 2017, nine Year 6 girls competed in a netball tournament at Kingsmead Netball Centre.  After a shaky start, the girls put in some great performances showing some strong attacking, shooting and defending skills. They finished 5th out of 10 teams displaying great sportsmanship  and consistently demonstrated our school Values of determination, positivity and self belief. Very well done!

In 2016, The Downley School Netball teams have once again had a very successful year.


In October, a team of Year 6 girls entered the HWJNA tournament at Kingsmead netball centre. The girls played really well showing great sportsmanship during all of the games and finishing in a very worthy mid table position.

In March, we entered 2 teams into the Spring tournament. For some girls, this was their first taste of competitive netball! Due to excellent coaching from Mrs Lane and Mrs Aitken, the girls did themselves proud with the B team coming 3rd.

We were once again very successful in our league matches this year only losing 1 of our 5 matches and finishing second in the league.

The girls have all been a credit to themselves and to our school.

Very well done to everyone involved!

Click here for a gallery of netball images.

Here are some reports from fixtures held last year.


On Saturday 15th November a team of Year 5 and 6 girls played in the HWJNA Netball tournament at the Kingsmead Netball Centre. This was the girls' first taste of competative netball and they did themselves proud! Some great attacking and defending skills plus some sharp shooting meant the team finished mid table. Well done to all of the girls  and thank you to everyone who supported them.

Click here to see a short film - thank you to Mrs Nearly for capturing the action! 

On Thursday 19th March, the Year 6 netball team played their first league match against Carrington School.

The girls put in a fabulous performance! They took an early lead and after a well fought match they won by 4 goals to 1. This was a great start to our season which continues with matches against Manor Farm and Monks Risborough next week. Very well done to the girls and to Mrs Lane and Mrs Aitken for taking the girls to their first victory.

The girls finished their season by competing in the HWJNA tournament and playing a league match against Naphill School. All of the girls put in great performances against some very tough opposition; for some, the tournament was their first experience of playing netball matches. A big thank you goes out to Mrs Aitken and Mrs Lane for all of the time they  give to the club and for their great coaching - and to Mrs Gippert for her support too!