Having won the Bromley Schools’ Competition (finishing top of over 40 school teams!), Balgowan earned the chance to represent BROMLEY BOROUGH in the LONDON YOUTH GAMES. This is the biggest annual youth event in ALL OF EUROPE!
Each London Borough was represented by their own competition winners and the going was tough indeed.
Balgowan won the first of 3 group games, suffering their first ever loss in competitive netball in the second. However, they bounced back to win the final game, ensuring qualification for the top 16 groups.
In the final group stages, only the top team from each group qualified for the semi-finals. Balgowan played brilliantly and ended up winning one, drawing one and losing one. This wasn’t quite enough to qualify for the semi-finals – a real shame as they beat the team that went on to finish 3rd place overall! This just shows the quality of the Balgowan children – another amazing netball team!
FINAL POSITION IN LONDON: 9th PLACE
A huge well done to all the team, who trained extremely hard and really did the school, borough and me really proud.