Netball Tournament

25th April 2017

Perseverance, resilience and sporting. A handful of many ways to describe the Hemingford Grey Primary School netball team’s attitude.

The netball team turned up to a regional netball competition with hopes of winning a game. As this was their first outing of 2017, and as a team, expectations were realistic. The team strode out against their first opposition eager to get their campaign under way. Unfortunately, the girls only just missed out on victory by one goal. However, HGPS bounced back and claimed their first win straight after. A fantastic effort all round!

The third game saw us up against the overall champions, Westfield. The arctic conditions presented challenges we were not expecting: freezing fingers, slippery surfaces and shivering bodies. Nonetheless, the team did not succumb to the conditions and battled on. Although the team gave their all, we were unable to defend against the ruthless attack.

Our final game was all too quickly upon us. Everyone wanted to be involved. As the rotations would have it, the Year 6s stepped up to the mark. A wonderful start as the sharp shooting goal shooter Kiera and the ever present goal attack Maggie secured a 2 goal lead early on. Warboys managed to claw one back late on in the first half. Ed had a wonderful time as centre and dominated the middle of the court. His constant encouragement did not go unnoticed! Emily and Rosa kept the Warboys’ defence busy and stopped the ball from becoming a threat. Although Honey and Lily had to come off at half time, they were able to leave the court with their heads held high knowing that they had helped the team into a winning position.

A special mention should go to those who cheered us on and provided lifts for the children. Great to see our chair of governors, Miss Gunn, support the team. Also, to those who organised the event. The umpires from Hinchingbrooke Secondary School were fantastic.

All children involved played with fantastic spirit and teamwork. The weather conditions tested their resilience (as well as our supporters) but I’m glad to say they showed grit and determination and were a credit to their school! Well done, team!

Perseverance, resilience and sporting. A handful of many ways to describe the Hemingford Grey Primary School netball team’s attitude.

The netball team turned up to a regional netball competition with hopes of winning a game. As this was their first outing of 2017, and as a team, expectations were realistic. The team strode out against their first opposition eager to get their campaign under way. Unfortunately, the girls only just missed out on victory by one goal. However, HGPS bounced back and claimed their first win straight after. A fantastic effort all round!

The third game saw us up against the overall champions, Westfield. The arctic conditions presented challenges we were not expecting: freezing fingers, slippery surfaces and shivering bodies. Nonetheless, the team did not succumb to the conditions and battled on. Although the team gave their all, we were unable to defend against the ruthless attack.

Our final game was all too quickly upon us. Everyone wanted to be involved. As the rotations would have it, the Year 6s stepped up to the mark. A wonderful start as the sharp shooting goal shooter Kiera and the ever present goal attack Maggie secured a 2 goal lead early on. Warboys managed to claw one back late on in the first half. Ed had a wonderful time as centre and dominated the middle of the court. His constant encouragement did not go unnoticed! Emily and Rosa kept the Wayboys’ defence busy and stopped the ball from becoming a threat. Although Honey and Lily had to come off at half time, they were able to leave the court with their heads held high knowing that they had helped the team into a winning position.

A special mention should go to those who cheered us on and provided lifts for the children. Great to see our chair of governors, Miss Gunn, support the team. Also, to those who organised the event. The umpires from Hinchinbrook Secondary School were fantastic.

All children involved played with fantastic spirit and teamwork. The weather conditions tested their resilience (as well as our supporters) but I’m glad to say they showed grit and determination and were a credit to their school! Well done, team!