As the year is drawing to a close, and we begin to say goodbye to our Year 6 superstar Netballers, Mr Horton is looking ahead to seek out the future stars of our team. This has involved taking the children to Stopsley and Denbigh to take part in football and netball matches.
Stopsley – The girls first faced off against a local rival of ours in Stopsley, the home of former St Matt’s star Mr Dymock. The Owls started very strong with some good play from Hana and Aysha working the ball up the court towards the hoop. Solid in defence as always Courage and Husna kept the Stopsley side away from our hoop, winning the ball back with some key interventions.
Player of the match Miriam scored an amazing three points to take control of the game. With Angella and Hana making their debuts for the Yr5 and 6 team they both performed well and learnt a lot from the encounter.
Chioma, with her height and strength, constantly won the ball back for our team and put us on the front foot creating more scoring opportunities.
Final score was 7-3 to the Owls.
Words from Mr Horton after the game:
“The performance was more pleasing than the final score as they all put in 100% effort and had fun at the same time too.”
Denbigh – The second match saw us take on rivals from across the park Denbigh.
The schools have clashed many times in strong matches in recent years. This game however was very different; the Owls were very strong and played some of their best netball to date winning the game 10-2.
The team played fantastically well, stuck to their opposing players like glue, and didn’t give the Denbigh girls much of a chance. The girls had taken on all the advice from the previous game and stepped up showing off their skills. The team played remarkably well all with a smile on their face too. The Denbigh coach at the end of the game said that our players were amazing, and they truly were.
The team consisted of Amie, Aysha, Chioma, Lidia, Miriam, Ulani, Zahra.