U11 Netball Tournament, S Anselm’s 1.30pm
Venue: AWAY DE45 1DP
Coach: Mrs Felton, Miss Wood
Lunch Time: Packed lunch
Start Time: 1.30pm
Approx Finish/Return Time: 6.30pm
Esme M (Captain)
Sub - Amelia D
Please note - Although all players will play, court time will vary depending on performance.
Notes: Change morning registration. Tracksuits for travelling.
The U11A team travelled to the Peak District on Wednesday afternoon to compete in an U11 Netball Tournament hosted by S Anselm's. Despite the rather long journey the girls were looking forward to this event. There were fourteen teams and the tournament was organised into two groups initially. We had six games in the group stages and it was great to meet some new opposition. Our first game was against Arbourthorne and this team was unknown to us. Within the first few minutes it was clear St Hugh's had a good chance of winning this game having dominated possession. We took the lead early and worked hard to transition the ball up court. Alice was on form in our attacking circle, scoring some super goals at quite a long range! In the second half of this match, things got tougher and we saw Arbourthorne capitalise on their shots. The games ended in a 4-3 win to St Hugh's. Following this game we were straight on against S Anselm's A team who went on to win the tournament. This was fast paced and we struggled to maintain possession with some super interceptions from the hosts. The girls worked very hard in our defensive circle but unfortunately couldn't stop the S Anselm's side. We did manage to score in this game but lost 8-1 to the eventual winners. Following this we had a break which gave us time to look at what was going well and how we could improve. With a couple of positional changes, the girls were ready to take on Terra Nova in their third match. Terra Nova had a couple of very athletic players and they were more eager to win 50/50 balls than we were. Alice was extremely well marked by an outstanding GD which influenced the game and we lost 3-0. We knew our next three games were (on paper) likely to be easier so after another two games resting, St Hugh's started back strongly against Barlbourough Hall. St Hugh's were certainly the stronger side in this match and we played well as a team. Another two goals by Alice saw St Hugh's draw this game 2-2. We continued in similar fashion in the following match when we faced S Anselm's C team, winning this game 2-0. We were definitely lacking in height in our attacking circle but the goals came eventually. Our final match of the day was against Sheffield High and St Hugh's saved the best till last! We really gelled in this game and our court linkage was much improved. Esme worked incredibly hard in the centre court to link up our defence and attack and their was some outstanding shooting by Alice. Overall, a pleasing performance by the girls. Despite missing Jasmine, every player gave 100% and with some much larger schools competing, we definitely held our own. Well done to Esme, who was voted player of the team by the opposition umpires throughout the afternoon.