Various matches and a league tournament have taken place recently for our netballers, see our team reports below for further details:
Our U13A netball team have had a very strong start to 2024, winning both the league tournament and all of their fixtures so far against Finborough, Framlingham, RHS and OBH. The tournament saw them score a total of 69 goals against OBH, Framlingham Prep, Orwell Park, Barnardiston Hall and Finborough, it was a superb afternoon of netball – well done everyone! Many thanks to Framlingham Prep for their hospitality and to the parents who came to watch. This is the second year running we have won the tournament – amazing effort from all the players.
As a team, these girls are really starting to come together very well; they work very hard on court, are very keen to learn and are now putting into play the tactics we have been working on. Lottie’s shooting to date has been particularly impressive and the defensive interceptions coming from the whole team, but particularly from Layla, Eirann and Annabel has been incredibly high. We now need to work on retain possession and turning those interceptions into goals.
In a match later in the week, the U13B team played OBH. After a poor first quarter the girls turned the game around by slowing their game down and improving the timing and accuracy of their passes, going on to win the other three quarters to take the match. Lovely shooting from Grace and Lottie, strong defending from Annabel, Layla and Millie and good support though the centre court from Eirann, Emilia, Alice, Isabel and Freya.
Just before and on the back end of the weekend at Regionals, the U14As played both St Jos and RHS at home, coming away with two brilliant wins! In both matches, we were able to swap positions around to allow everyone to challenge themselves in positions they may have never played before. A great term effort, well done!
After a first match loss against Finborough the U15A team have had a successful few weeks winning matches against RHS and the recent U15 tournament.
This week saw the team really play to their capability against Ipswich School. Whilst in the game all the way they were always behind by one goal until the final quarter, when in some tricky and very windy conditions they played some exceptional netball, turning over the ball, retaining possession, working the ball to advantageous positions to ensure a safe shot and an eventual win. Well done team.
The U15Bs have enjoyed matches against St Jo’s, Ipswich and RHS. Coming away with a strong win and two losses, (one which was played in the windiest conditions ever!), the girls should be proud of how well they have gelled as a team. The windy conditions did impact our passing and shooting a little, but once we were used to the weather, we started coming in front for short passes and ensured our shots were taken as close to the post as we could.
The 1st team enjoyed their first full game versus RHS. With a depleted team, due to illness, we called up two of our Year 10 netballers, Lyrah and Millie, who slotted in brilliantly!
From the starting whistle, the team played with the utmost tenacity, determination, and drive to succeed and their performance on the court demonstrated this. The game was phenomenal. From turning over the first centre pass and scoring, to pressuring the opposition for them to make simple mistakes, we were in control of the game.
Flawless shooting by Year 13’s Steph and Year 12’s Charlotte, even from the circle edge, and strong and effective defending by Year 12’s Georgie P and Lyrah, picking up interceptions and rebounds to superb centre court play by Year 13’s Libbie, Year 12’s Marina and Millie, enabled us to control play from both our defending end to our shooting end and our support around the circle, brilliantly. Well done, girls!
There’s more to share next week, so look our for our next Netball report.