06:19AM, Wednesday 13 March 2013
Hardy youngsters from 13 primary schools fought it out in freezing temperatures yesterday in a tournament of High 5 netball for a place at the Berkshire School Games.
The competition was held at Newlands Girls' School in Farm Road.
Newlands organised the event as part of a national initiative delivered by the Ascot and Maidenhead School Sport Partnership (SSP).
The scheme aims to inspire and enthuse young people in Berkshire through the power of sport.
High 5 netball consists of five players being on court at any one time with a rotation of positions.
Ellington Primary School won the competition in a final play-off against St Mary's Primary School, both of which are in Cookham Road. The school will now go on to represent Maidenhead and Ascot in the Berkshire School Games on Tuesday, March 26 ,at Bradfield College near Reading.
Other Maidenhead schools involved were Oldfield, Courthouse, Holyport, Waltham St Lawrence, Lowbrook, St Edmund Campion, Cookham Rise, St Luke's and Bisham.
The Ascot schools were St Michael's and Cheapside.
The matches were umpired by year 10 pupils from Newlands' Girls School as part of a sports leadership qualification.
The Berkshire School Games final at Bradfield College will see pupils from across the county compete in a variety of sports including athletics, rugby and badminton.
Top Ten Articles
The leader of the Royal Borough has been thrust into the national spotlight after calling for police to act on ‘aggressive begging and intimidation in Windsor’ ahead of May’s royal wedding.