South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

MegaMAT Netball winners announced

A team from Dane Ghyll has triumphed in the Primary MegaMAT Games inter-school netball competition.

They competed against primary pupils from 10 schools in the tournament, which ran over four weeks at the sports halls at Chetwynde School and Barrow Sixth Form College.

Pupils from Yarlside, Dane Ghyll, Chetwynde, Victoria Academy, South Walney Juniors, Parkside, St Columba’s, Newbarns, St Pius and Holy Family all competed for the title.

Year 11 students from Chetwynde helped out as referees.

Dane Ghyll were first in the competitive league with Victoria Academy and Chetwynde in second and third place respectively.

The development league was won by Parkside GGI, with St Columba’s runners up and a second team from Parkside GGI taking third place.

Organiser Katy Costa, Chetwynde’s Phase 2 Lead and PE teacher, was a finalist in the recent Love Barrow Awards for her work to launch the Primary MegaMAT Games.

The full year multi-sports competition is backed by South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust, to help build pupils confidence, leadership and teamwork through sport.

“The netball played was at a fast pace and a very high standard,” she said. “The teams were mixed boys and girls and it was great to see everyone getting involved. It is brilliant how well this event has taken off and the support from the schools has been amazing with 20 teams signed up for the next set of events this month.”

The next events are a basketball tournament to be played over two weeks at Hoops and a Swimming Gala at Barrow Leisure Centre on March 29th.

Chetwynde School’s Under 16 netball team are this year’s Barrow School Champions after winning a brilliant series of matches against Year 11s from Dowdales, Furness Academy, Ulverston Victoria High School and St Bernard’s. Well done to the Year 9s who won 1, drew 2 and narrowly lost 1.


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