‘It felt great to play well together as a team.’ Farrah, Year 6
On Wednesday 4 March, we took an U11 netball team to St. Joseph’s School, Launceston to take part in their friendly netball tournament.
During the afternoon, our team played six matches of netball, against all of the other teams. Other schools attending included teams from St. Petroc’s, St. Stephens, St. Joseph’s and Egloskerry. Each match was 4 minutes each way, with a straight swap at half-time. This was a friendly afternoon of netball against schools that we had not previously played this season.
Our team played consistently well – winning all of their matches, apart from one draw. In fact, they only conceded one goal all afternoon.
‘It was fun playing against both boys and girls.’ Harriet, Year 6
‘I think we all definitely improved.’ Beth, Year 6
‘It was fun to play in a new position.’ Ella, Year 6
The tournament really allowed them to develop as a team. Their performance goal was to pass to players who had moved into space, which allowed them to produce some confident, attacking play.
‘I loved the cookies and the juice.’ Alice, Year 6
‘I enjoyed scoring goals throughout the afternoon.’ Imogen, Year 6
‘It was really fun playing against mixed teams and ones that we don’t usually play.’ Felicity, Year 6
‘My face lit up when we scored each goal.’ Zara, Year 6
In the presentation at the end of the tournament, the girls all received their winning medals and certificates from Amy Hemingway at St. Joseph’s School. Many thanks to both her and her team for organising and hosting this wonderful event.