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Queens In The Zone

2019 North Zone School Netball Championships

Singapore Sports School’s “B” Division netballers sailed through the 2019 North Zone Netball Championships to claim the Championship Trophy on 1 March 2019 and secure their place in the national round starting 25 March.

Over 11 games, Netball Academy’s Secondary 3 and 4 student-athletes outran, outjumped and outshot their opponents in the Preliminary Round, and Quarter-Finals through to Final. They took on their North Zone rivals in the round robin format in the Preliminary and Quarter-Final rounds, kicking start their winning streak on 16 January.

They made easy progress into the last two elimination rounds where they met North Vista Secondary School in the semis before defeating CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School in the final. The St Nicholas team proved a strong contender in the North Zone competition having earlier defeated Sports School’s nemesis CHIJ St. Joseph's Convent in the Semi-Finals by a mere point after 10 min extra time. The eventual silver medallists slipped in the final point for the win just 30s before the final whistle blew, ending the game at 37-38.

It was a showdown between Sports School, the defending North Zone champions, and St Nicholas in the Final. Both teams had an earlier encounter in the Quarter-Finals which saw Sports School win 28-21. Team Sports School eventually claimed the zonal crown with a final 29-25 win.