On Friday morning the year 9 netball squad left Southam College heading to Liddington for an action packed weekend of netball and activities.
On arrival on Friday afternoon the girls took part in some team bonding games and Jacobs Ladder. The girls had a lot of fun with the instructor Charlie, and tried their best to head as far up the ladder as possible.
Saturday morning saw the girls take part in the queue and do activities, starting off with aeroball. The pairing of Katie and Lydia took victory for the Southam girls with 21 goals, unfortunately the pairing of Miss Warman and Marie was not very successful in 6th place. From here the girls moved onto abseiling where they saw Nathan our PGL rep. At this stage as a group we all headed to the giant swing which was an extremely dramatic experience.
Saturday afternoon saw the squad take to the courts for their first of 4 games. The first game started in spectacular style seeing the Southam girls winning 13-0 in front of a full crowd of support from the year 8 and 10 squads. The rest of the day followed in a similar pattern seeing the girls win the following 2 games, 9-3 and 7-1. The final game saw us take on Abbey school who we had seen play previously a team full of extremely tall and impressive players, they outwitted the very tired Southam girls at this stage and saw the girls take their first defeat 14-1. Seeing the girls ending the day in 3rd place overall.
Sunday morning first thing, Southam took on the school in 2nd place overall Haygrove. A match we knew would be tough, however the girls battled through especially Jodie Rigg and Clarice Ellis-Greenway seeing the girls draw 5-5. Final match of the scheduled play saw the funniest moment of the tournament where Evie Bastin attempted to take on the umpires job and organise a toss up between to players. The girls went on to win 5-1 and progress to the semi finals to play the Abbey School…again.
In the semi finals the girls came out all guns blazing to really fight for their place in the final. Special mentions to Jodie Stevens who managed to play the semi finals after being poorly all morning, Hope Aris who battled against 6ft GD and Clarice Ellis-Greenway who reduced the goal tally at the other end. The girls did themselves proud however the Abbey School won, 6-4, they then progressed to win the whole tournament.
I was extremely impressed with everyone on the trip, the teamwork, the support, the effort and determination right to the end was fantastic and I couldn’t be more proud of all of you. Well done!!