Netball has always been a very strong sport at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi with numerous current pupils representing the capital netball academy. Many of our netball players go on to compete at University level. The courts are a hive of activity every afternoon, when more than 300 girls are either training or involved in a full programme of fixtures.
We run a total of 21 teams, which includes A-C teams in most age groups. Sport For All is a crucial part of our ethos so meaningful competitive match play for all of these teams is what we strive for. The majority of the matches take place after school but will also include some weekend fixtures and host teams from overseas in order to find the best opposition for our range of abilities.
Although Netball is played in term one by the girls in year 7-13 and in term two for the girls in years 3-6. We also have a development squad for under 9s and 11s to ensure that every player can continue to improve.
The School’s two indoor and five outdoor courts, all of which have been surfaced to the highest specifications and are centrally located on two sites within the main school.
As well as taking part in inter-school fixtures, the top teams in all age groups take part in the ADISSA tournaments, BSME competitions and invitational fixtures against touring schools.