Netball is played by all girls during the Lent term. Pupils play netball in their two hour games session and there is also a squad practice one evening a week. A netball club is offered during the Michaelmas term.
Mount Kelly takes part in the National Schools competition during the Michaelmas term. Our matches are played predominately on Saturdays, with a few taking place midweek. Over the past few years we have been extremely successful in the end of season Plymouth Schools Tournaments. These are always very well supported and offer the girls the opportunity to play at the Life Centre in Plymouth. The girls are taught by experienced Level One and Two Netball Coaches who play in the Premier Divisions of the Plymouth and District Netball League.
This is our selected out-of-season training programme for each major sport. These academies enable us to prepare effectively for the season ahead, by improving our pupils’ individual skills as well as creating a team culture in which they are able to learn from one another. Our Heads of Sport lead the sessions at both Junior and Senior level, using contemporary coaching strategies to develop and improve individual core skills. Coaches will also start laying the foundations for what we refer to as ‘The Mount Kelly Way’ – a commonly understood set of principles that will underpin not only our playing strategy, but also our wider sporting ethos. The aim is that all age groups – from the youngest teams at the Prep, to the first teams at the College – will train and play to an established pattern, with a consistent philosophy of coaching and playing.