U11 Netball Tournament

Our girls went to Norwich School’s annual U11 Netball Tournament and they were just superb – all afternoon!

We started our league games against a good Norwich High School for Girls team and were very strong from the start. Rachel was on fire with her shooting and our defensive duo of Evie and Evie made some vital interceptions to finish our first game as 5-3 winners. Next we dominated against Gresham’s with Grace HK creating many of our goals, ably supported by Zinhle, and our mid-court players, Grace S, Alice and Millie, linked up very well to keep us on the attack, winning 7-1. In our final league game we had a hard-fought contest with the hosts, Norwich School’s As, and sadly we lost Evie W to injury which interrupted the flow of our play. However, the girls pulled together well and we narrowly won 3-2 to finish as league winners.

We then faced Town Close in the cup semi-final and really upped our game, with Grace HK dominating play in and around the circle, and every player contributing to an excellent 8-3 win. For the second time that afternoon we played NHSG in the final and this time the nerves kicked in and we allowed the pressure to get to us. Despite lots of chances, the goals eluded us and it was end-to-end netball until the final whistle… We finished 4-3 winners and Gold medalists!

Very well done, girls; you played some exquisite netball today and worked so very hard as a team. You deserved the title and the big smiles!

Team: Grace HK, Evie W, Millie P, Evie G, Rachel H, Alice H, Grace S, Zinhle N