Netball is offered to all girls in Years 8-12 at Ballymena Academy.
Mondays 3:30-4:45pm with Miss Julie-Anne Cairns & Mrs McCarry (Y8)
Tuesdays 3:30-4:45pm with Miss Julie-Anne Cairns (Y11, 12, 13 & 14)
Wednesdays 3:30-4:45pm with Miss Julie-Anne Cairns & Mrs Borthwick (Y9)
Thursdays 3:30-4:45pm with Miss Julie-Anne Cairns (Y10)
Teams are entered in Northern Ireland League, NEBSSA competitions and Ballymena League.
There are currently 9 teams from Year 8-12.
ANNUAL REPORT 2021-22
Netball continues to be an extremely popular co-curricular activity for girls at Ballymena Academy. We were delighted to welcome Miss Julie-Anne Cairns into the school as Head Coach this year. We had several teams competing from each year group who have all remained undefeated this season.
Our Year 9 ‘A’ Minors, Year 10 ‘A’ Juniors and Year 11/12 ‘A’ Intermediate teams were all entered into the Netball Northern Ireland Schools’ Cup.
Minors and Juniors remain undefeated in their Northern Ireland Schools’ Cup campaign to reach the finals:
Minors Netball NI Schools’ Cup Area Results:
Ballymena Academy 5 : 4 Foyle College
Ballymena Academy 9 : 4 Antrim Grammar.
Juniors Netball NI Schools’ Cup Area Results:
Ballymena Academy 18 : 10 Antrim Grammar School.
Intermediates have reached the Netball NI Schools’ Cup Finals having won their Area League Results: Ballymena Academy 22: 12 Belfast Royal Academy B
Ballymena Academy 50 : 1 Belfast Model
Ballymena Academy 34 : 3 Ulidia Ballymena Academy 29 : 24 St Josephs
In addition to the success the girls have experienced in the Netball Northern Ireland Schools’ Cup, a number of players have been selected on to the Netball Northern Ireland pathway.
NNI U13 Development Academy:
Poppy Wilson- Year 8
Ella Lutton- Year 8
Taleen Eldris- Year 8
Faye Pearson- Year 9 Bella Morrow- Year 9
NNI U15 Future International Academy
Kaitlyn Millen – Year 9
Katie Allen – Year 10
Amelie Pittman – Year 10
Briony Roberston – Year 10
Ruby Chambers – Year 10
NNI U17 National Squad:
This is a tremendous sporting achievement for these players and Ballymena Academy is extremely proud of them. We look forward to welcoming all the girls back again next year.
Mrs McCarry & Mrs Borthwick