Barrington School bow out of PSSA Knockout competition

The Barrington School netball team.

The Barrington School netball team.

On Tuesday, June 21, the Barrington School netball team travelled to Gloucester courts to play Shoal Bay in the third round of the Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) Knockout competition.

This is the first time Barrington has progressed past the first round in netball.

Unfortunately, Shoal Bay proved to be very strong in their netball skills and defeated Barrington 26-11.

The girls fought to the end but to no avail.

When the team was formed, there were only three girls that played Saturday netball and the remaining six girls had to be taught everything from positions to court movement, feet to obstruction.

Over the course of the three games, all the girls showed tremendous improvement in their skill level and some have gone on to join town netball.

In the first round, Barrington defeated Gloucester 17-16.

They followed it up with a second round victory over Pacific Palms 11-8.

Sally Boughey, the girl’s coach, was very proud of them and their wonderful sportsmanship.

Sally put in a huge amount of time coaching and encouraging the team.

A big thank you to Betty Pearson who umpired the three matches as well as having the court ready for play.

Also to Sally Maslen who umpired two of the rounds.