Netball Festival

Join the best schools from across the country in St Joseph’s National Netball Festival.

Senior Netball Festival – Saturday 23 March
Prep Netball Festival – Saturday 18 May

A National Netball Tournament

The countdown has begun to the third running of our school’s premier netball event held on Saturday 23 March and Tuesday 18 May 2024 here at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich.

Our Netball Festival promises:

Team SpiritThe Festival is an excellent opportunity for students to work collaboratively, increase unity and build camaraderie both on and off the court.

A Supportive Environment The Festival will provide an excellent platform for school communities to come together and support our young athletes. Parents, teachers and students can all be part of this fantastic day.

Festival AtmosphereThere will be food, music and exciting activities throughout the day to ensure that everyone has a memorable time.

Inclusivity Livestreaming will guarantee that friends and family members can all be part of this special day, regardless of their location.

We hope you will be able to support us and then join us on the day for a thrilling Netball Tournament with teams travelling from across the UK to compete.

Yours sincerely,

Maria Lutua,

Head of Netball

Our Fiji International and Head of Netball

Maria Lutua has gained 86 caps representing her country, Fiji, at international level. She has recently returned from her 3rd World Cup in Cape Town where she captained her national side.

Over the years Maria has gained her coaching experience alongside her playing career, offering exceptional standards of training at both grassroots and school level. Now she turns her sights to developing the St Joseph’s Netball teams for the upcoming Netball Festival in 2024.


Dates and times
to remember

  • 8:00am Gates Open
  • 5:00pm Festival Finishes
  • 8:00am Gates Open
  • 5:00pm Festival Finishes

Travelling to St Joseph’s

Conveniently located just one mile from Ipswich Railway Station, the College and all its facilities sit within 60 acres of beautiful, spacious parkland.

Close to the A12 and A14, St Joseph’s College serves commuters well. It is an hour away from London and Cambridge by train, and with Heathrow Airport just two hours away by car, it is ideally suited for international families.

With a network of St Joseph’s College’s minibus servicing Essex and Suffolk as well as a daily shuttle service to and from the train station, everything is done to ensure a student’s journey to school is as easy as possible.


Can I bring dogs?

Unfortunately, as St Joseph’s College is a school, safety is of the utmost importance and whilst we are sure you will clear up after your precious pooches, it takes just one to make it unsafe for pupils.

Are tickets required for entry to the Netball Festival?

No, it is completely free to come and watch the action unfold on our courts.

What food and beverages is at the Netball Festival?

At the event, Thomas Frank’s will be serving their delicious signature burgers, hot dogs and loaded fries. To drink, a selection of teas and coffees will also be on offer during the festival.

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