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The 2017 England Netball Schools Festival

4 Day Netball Festival from £129
Departing: Friday 19th May 2017

The England Netball Schools Festival combines professionally organised netball tournaments for U16, U14 and U12 school teams, the superb facilities and entertainment at Butlins resort in Bognor Regis, exclusive coaching of players by England Netball coaches and celebrity awards presentation.

What the price includes

  • Three nights' accommodation at Butlins
  • Full entertainment passes
  • Two-day netball tournament, officiated by England Netball umpires
  • England Netball coaching session for each team
  • England Netball Skills Challenge
  • Celebrity awards presentation
  • One free teacher place for every ten paying students
  • Services of Sport Experiences and England Netball festival managers throughout your stay

Please note that you are responsible for your travel arrangements for the festival and that minimum occupancies apply at the accommodation.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday

You will need to make you way to Butlins. On arrival, our Festival managers will check you into your accommodation and you will then have the remainder of the day and evening free to enjoy the resort's facilities and settle in.

Day 2 - Saturday

This morning we will commence the England Netball Schools Tournament matches, which will take place throughout the morning and early afternoon. At this pool stage of the Tournament, teams compete to determine their place in either The Champions Cup or Shield Competition Play-Offs and Finals. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are then free to enjoy the great facilities, activities and entertainment on offer at Butlins.

Furthermore, throughout the day, England Netball will be hosting a coaching session for every team. Players and teachers will also be able to take part in the England Netball Skills Challenge, featuring fun challenges and skill tests, where you can compete with your fellow festival attendees and England international players and coaches! The Skills Challenge is designed both to test and develop key skills, as well as to give you the opportunity to win some great prizes.

Day 3 - Sunday

The Champions Cup and Shield Competition Play-Offs and Finals will be played today, taking place during the morning and early afternoon.The finals are sure to be highly competitive and feature a great standard of netball. Once again, you be able to enjoy the resort's leisure facilities and entertainment throughout the remainder of the day. The Festival will conclude with the Awards Ceremony, held at Butlins, when international player celebrities will present the tournament winners with their trophies.

Day 4 - Monday

You will have a final morning free to enjoy the facilities at Butlins before you travel back to your school.

Further Information

England Netball Coaching Clinics

England Netball coaches will be providing an exclusive 40-minute private coaching session for every team during their time at the courts.

Butlins Resorts and Entertainment Passes

Quite simply, there is no better place to stage a junior netball festival in the UK than Butlins. There's the sub-tropical Splash Waterworld with flumes, wave machines and daredevil rides, exciting rides at the Funfair and much more. Then when the sun goes down a buzz of excitement goes through the resorts with some of the UK's most talented performers appearing in their premier entertainment venues.

All attendees of the England Netball Schools Festival are provided with full entertainment passes for the duration of their stay, that will provide them with unlimited access to the resort's amazing facilities, including Splash Waterworld and the evening entertainment. Therefore outside of the time devoted to netball, everyone is free to enjoy the resort, ensuring a packed itinerary throughout your time away.

Butlins Accommodation

There is a great range of quality accommodation available at the resorts, either on a self catering or half board basis. Butlins' apartments offer the ideal accommodation for you and your teams. Every grade of apartment has an open plan kitchen, diner and lounge, as well as the comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms.