Team: Tallulah, Milly B (Captain), Jemima, Katie, Fran, Hattie, Millie P, Liana, (Daisy was unwell)
It was decided to take an Under 10 team to take part in the U’11 Tournament so that the girls could further their tournament experience and, actually, they are good enough to play in an above age tournament! The U10s were Stoneygate ‘U11 Bs’ for the afternoon and played in the B Team group of the Tournament.
There were 6 teams in the group and the Stoneygate girls played superbly to achieve 3rd place, narrowly missing the 2nd spot by 1 point. A great achievement.
These are our results:
V Stamford Won 3-1
V Ratcliffe Won 5-0
V Witham Drew 4-4
V LGS Lost 4-0
V Brooke Priory Won 6-1
The U10s looked pretty small in comparison with some teams and Leicester Grammar in particular had very tall defenders. It was here that physically we found it tough as the ball was caught and thrown at a completely different height to that of the Stoneygate players! The girls were pleased however to draw their match against Witham, who were the eventual winners of the group.
This was a valuable afternoon of netball and all 8 of the squad played hard with the team spirit and support of each other on court at its best!
Special mentions go to Tallulah and Milly B who endured some difficult shooting, in tall nets, with a size 5 ball and strong wind – well done yet again super shooters!
Although difficult to chose a Player of the Tournament, Katie stood out, in most games, for the many different methods she uses to make sure she is free to receive the ball, not just sprinting but precise dodging, changing forward/backward movement, moving at the right time!, etc.. Well done Katie, especially as Centre.
Another exciting netball day for the U10s! Well done to the Stoneygate U11A Team too!
Mrs S. Frisby