Netball Summary – Week Beginning 10 November

Vs Wadebridge

 

Under 14s, Won 29:8

A great game for the Under 14s. After a slow first quarter the girls got into their stride and played some pleasing netball. The whole squad defended brilliantly and created many turn overs. Alice was voted player of the match. Some super shooting by Lily and Alice.

 

Under 16s, Won 39:0

Truro took control of the game from the start and were never really tested by their opposition. The team however stuck to their individual and team targets and produced some flowing netball.

 

Under 18s, Drew 16:16

With some key players missing, this was a great opportunity to give some court time to the dedicated Sixth Form netball players. Wadebridge proved to be an efficient team and we provided some excellent phases of play, but we lacked consistency throughout the match. We ended in a draw which was a good reflection of the play.

 

PSP vs Camborne

 

Under 12s, Won 18:1

An excellent performance from the Under 12s. Rosie was player of the match which was thoroughly deserved.

 

Under 13s, Won 14:0

The Under 13s dominated from the start. They performed superbly as a team with Molly performing well in the shooting circle and Daisy and Lily bringing the ball down the courts.

 

Under 14s, Won 25:11

A superb performance by Truro without four of our key players. Truro demonstrated what a strong squad of fourteen players we have. Every player worked hard and gave their all to obtain an excellent result.

 

Under 15s, Won 27:1

This was a comprehensive 27:1 win from a very talented group of girls. At half time the girls had gained such a sufficient lead that they felt it would be a great opportunity to practice the concept of ‘zoning’, which had some level of success. The girls should be commended on willingness as a team to improve as they build up towards their County tournament next term.

 

Under 16s, Won 22:14

The first half was closely contested as the two teams traded goals. Truro pulled away in the third quarter, thanks largely to some excellent defending from Sophie in particular.

 

Under 14 County Netball Tournament

 

The Tournament was held in Bude this year meaning the girls had to leave at 7.30am. A full squad of 12 players made the journey, very excited to be wearing the trench coats (which proved invaluable in the terrible weather that occurred later in the day!). The draw took place and Truro were placed against some strong opponents in their section. All girls took to the court and demonstrated once more what a very talented group they are; it certainly wasn’t easy as a coach selecting the starting line-up for each game.

Truro started with a good win against St Ives. Bude proved a little trickier and the final score of 11:5 does not reflect the closeness of the game. Richard Lander always seem to be tough and the girls dug deep to win 9:8. With the nerves settled, Truro went on to dominate the group, with an excellent 11:4 win against closest rivals Penryn.

 

Winning our section, we met Falmouth (group runners up in the other section) in the semi-final. Truro played some exceptional netball to win 16:1. Once more we had to play Penryn in the final (after they defeated Truro High School by one goal in the other semi). The girls were determined; Penryn went 2 goals up from the whistle but Truro emerged winners 13:6. A truly fantastic day, every pupil should be extremely proud of how they represented themselves and the school. They will now join the Under 18s in the Regional Finals at Bournemouth in January.

 

Sonya J Newton

Assistant Director of Sport