Finals show down in High 5 Netball Competition

Tonight saw the successful culmination of the High 5 Netball tournaments that have taken place over the last few weeks. These events have been extremely popular with 51 teams from 35 schools having competed for the right to be represented at tonight's Gateshead High 5 Netball Finals.

The 8 teams from across the borough who competed in the Finals tonight for the honour to represent Gateshead at next weeks County School Games finals are as follows:

Dunston Hill, Whickham St Mary's, South Street, Oakfield Juniors, St Mary and St Thomas', Ravensworth Terrace, Glynwood, Kells Lane.

Following the tremendously successful area qualifiers these finals did not disappoint. All games were played in exactly the right spirit whilst remaining fiercely competitive. Skills and general match play have shown great improvement throughout the area tournaments. Some real 'to the wire' games at the Finals tonight saw all teams take a further step up, which was a pleasure to see.

The 8 finalists were split in to 2 leagues for the first round games. Following the first round games four teams qualified for the semi finals having finished in the top 2 in their respective leagues. The qualifiers were as follows:

Dunston Hill, Ravensworth Terrace, St Mary and St Thomas' and Whickham St Mary's

Following two closely fought semi finals Dunston Hill and Ravensworth Terrace came out as victors and qualified for the finals. They would play against each other for the Gold and Silver medal and ultimately to be crowned 2012 Gateshead High 5 Netball Champions. By reaching the final both these teams had automatically qualified for next weeks County School Games Finals.

The final was an exciting affair with Ravensworth Terrace defeating Dunston Hill by 4 goals to O and therefore becoming this year's Gateshead Champions. Well done to Ravensworth Terrace who were undefeated all evening.

The Bronze medal play off saw Whickham St Mary's beat St Mary and St Thomas' by 4 goals to 2.

A full list of results and final positions can be found in the resources section of this website by following this link:

http://www.gatesheadssp.org.uk/resources/index/rid/68