Scottish Schools Cup

Scottish Schools Cup

Available to all affiliated Secondary Schools across Scotland.  The first round of this competition is regionalised and subsequent knock out rounds are played on a National basis.  This competition runs from August until March each year, culminating in the Scottish Schools Cup Finals event where we host 12 matches – Bronze, Silver and Gold finals in each of the S1, S2, S3 and Open age groups.

Are you thinking of introducing netball into your curriculum?  Want to get your players involved in the National competition structure?  Please click here for information for Secondary Schools looking to get involved for the first time.

The Scottish Schools Cup competition came to a close last week, and what a way to finish the long season..  Two days packed to the brim of netball at one of our favourite venues, Oriam, Scotland’s National Performance Centre for Sport.  Over the course of Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March, we welcomed 24 teams to compete across 12 matches, ranging from S1 to Open age groups, and what fantastic matches they were.

 

With over 250 schools entering across the 4 age categories this year, the standard of play across all of our finals was extremely high.  To make it to the Scottish Schools Cup Finals is a great achievement, not just for the players, but for the coaches, umpires, teachers, bus drivers, supporters – everyone!

 

On Thursday, the Netball Scotland staff and myself were joined by some excellent umpires from Heriot Watt University.  We welcomed the S1, S2 and S3 Bronze in the morning, and the S1, S2 and S3 Silver take place in the afternoon.  The games were a great start to our event, some extremely close and exciting games.     

  

The results from Thursdays matches were:

 

 

On Friday, Netball Scotland staff were joined by fantastic B umpires; Isobel Joughin, Lauren Matthews and Ross Allan.  Friday played host to our S1, S2 and S3 Gold finals, as well as the Open Bronze, Silver and Gold matches.  Yet again, the crowds were treated to some fantastic netball, with some of our District and Development Academy players competing for their respective schools.  With over 100 spectators for some matches, a great atmosphere was created which pushed players to play to the best of their ability.  With 3 out of 6 matches finishing with 1 or 2 goals difference it was clear that the players gave it their all and left everything on the court.  The day concluded with the Open Gold which saw Strathaven take the win against Notre Dame.

 

The results from Fridays matches were as follows:

 

On behalf of Netball Scotland, I would like to thank all our event volunteers, umpires, players, coaches and of course, the supporters, all of whom made the Scottish Schools Cup Finals event such a great end to the Schools’ season.  It was so great to meet you all, and to put faces to the names I have been speaking to on the phone and by email.  I hope that you all enjoyed this event as much as I did.  For some pictures of the two day event, get over to our Facebook page and check out the Scottish Schools Cup Finals Day 1 and Day 2 Albums, or check out our Insta!

 

Netball Scotland look forward to seeing all of our competing schools from this past season, and MORE, enter into the Scottish Schools Cup competition for the 2018/19 season.  If you have any questions about this competition, or indeed any of the Netball Scotland competition structures, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

Emma

Club and Competitions Administrator

Netball Scotland

E. competitions@netballscotland.com

T. 0141 428 3464

 

We have now moved onto the knockout stage of the Scottish Schools Cup, across all age groups.  Follow the competition as it unfolds by clicking on the link below..

KNOCKOUT DRAW

To follow the progress of each competition, click on the relevant link below which will open each age group of the Scottish Schools Cup competition.  As per the below linked Scottish Schools Cup Rules, Regulations and Recommendations document, the individual scores of these fixtures will not be published, simply the match points.  Should you wish further clarification of any of the below results, please do not hesitate to contact the Netball Scotland office on 0141 428 3464 or drop an email to competitions@netballscotland.com 

 

S1 First Round

S2 First Round

S3 First Round

Open First Round

Dundee & Angus Pilot Results

Perth & Kinross Pilot Results

Tayside & Fife Regional Round Results

The Scottish Schools Cup competition will consist of a regionalised first round (where applicable and at the discretion of Netball Scotland), followed by subsequent knock out second, pre-2nd/third (where applicable), Quarter Final and Semi Final rounds.  The Scottish Schools Cup competition will conclude with the end of the year Scottish Schools Cup Finals event, hosted by Netball Scotland at Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March 2018.

All competition dates must be strictly adhered to, and are set out below.  No extensions to the below deadlines will be granted except under extraordinary circumstances set out by the Competitions Advisory Group and should be requested by the official Enquiry form sent into Netball Scotland.

Round                      Deadline

1st                                 3rd November 2017

2nd                               19th January 2018

3rd                               8th February 2018

Quarter Final            1st March 2018

Semi Final                 15th March 2018

Finals                          Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd March 2018 @ Oriam, Edinburgh

By entering into the Scottish Schools Cup, schools are in agreement that:

·         They understand and agree with the rules, regulations and recommendations of the competition (click here to view).

·         Are able to and willing to fulfil the costs and commitments of participation in the Scottish Schools Cup competition.  This is a national competition so there is potential of significant travel required at points.

Using this link, please use the webpage within the Netball Scotland website as a resource for any competition questions.

Netballers – the 2017-18 season is coming up!  We are looking forward to a new year, and another fantastic Scottish Schools Cup competition.

This will be the ‘go to’ section for all things Scottish Schools Cup related in the coming year – with news on entries, fixtures and results.

The review of 2016/17 season has been completed by the Competitions Advisory Group and the changes to be implmented to this seasons competitions can be found here. We hope all schools will agree that this changes are for the benefit of the competitions and the schools to ensure a great Scottish Cup expereince.

The entries for the 2017/18 Season will open on Tuesday 6th June 2017.

The entries will then close on the following deadlines:

– Open, S3 & S2 will close on Friday 23rd June 2017

– S1 will close on Friday 25th August 2017

If you have any issues with the above or need to speak to Katy about the competition, please do not hesitate to drop an email to competitions@netballscotland.com

We look forward to welcoming all our affiliated schools into another year of great competition.

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