The Under 11s netball team have had a busy week that started with the Regional IAPS Hi5 Tournament last Friday.
This was held at St George’s, Ascot and after a wild, wet start to the day, the weather certainly got brighter. Our netball players’ team spirit remained upbeat throughout, with some great defensive work all round and notable adaptability and athleticism from Luna.
Sadly they could not find their goal-scoring rhythm and ended up winning two games, drawing one and losing four.
The following morning they were off again to a tournament in Abingdon – not appearing weary from the previous day, a match earlier in the week and all the additional sport that many of them do outside school.
Again, the team morale was high as well as their stamina and Miss Howard particularly commented on Araliya’s ability to keep everyone motivated, having also captained at regionals the previous day.
The team just missed out in the final stages of the tournament, were a little unlucky, but pleased with their 4th place overall against some strong opposition who were all preparing for their Regional IAPS tournament the following week.
Anvi was noted for her versatility, switching quickly from attack to defence which is particularly crucial in high-five netball where each player rotates around every position.
Later in the week, Anvi was awarded the PE department’s Star of the Week badge which celebrates the attitude, commitment, effort or achievements of Upper II & Lower III students. It’s always a difficult decision and could be awarded many times over, so congratulations for those qualities in everyone and which came to fruition again as some of the same students came up against tough competition this week in the Berkshire U11 In2 Hockey Tournament.