Competitive on the National circuit
Netball is a main sport for girls during the Lent term. As with our other sports, we run several teams in each age group to cater for all abilities with 23 Senior School teams with regular fixtures. An extensive pre-season training programme runs throughout the Michaelmas term alongside focused sessions for elite players.
Fixtures and tournaments
Netball has a full fixture card on Saturdays, as well as midweek, and accommodates all teams with competitive matches both in and out of the county.
National competitions begin at the start of the school year, in the Michaelmas term. Our U14A, , U16A and 2nd VII VII play in the Sisters ‘n’ Sport National Cup; our U14A, U16A and 1st VII compete in the Sussex round of the National Schools competition; and our U15A and 1st VII also play in the Independent Schools National Cup. In the netball term our 14B, 15B, 16B and 2nd VII compete in the Sussex Cup. Our A teams also compete in SISNA (Sussex Independent Schools Netball Association) tournament which is hosted at Hurst.
Hurst offers 10 dedicated netball courts, including an indoor court.
“ I was really excited to find out that Hurst had secured the netball equivalent of David Beckham to train us on Saturday. ” Lauren W, Fifth Form - speaking about a visit from former England Netball player Tamsin Greenway
“ Hurst are now known and competitive on the national circuit which has always been my long-term goal. ” Mrs Jutson, 1st VII Netball Coach and Assistant Director of Sport