Netball - U8 A & B Vs vs Felsted (A)
U8 A Team
To say the girls were excited, is a complete understatement. This was not only their first match, but it was an away match at Felsted, which involved a coach trip and a match tea!
Their behaviour was impeccable. They all seemed to be able to channel that excitement into drive and determination to succeed. They were all so focused !
Initially, Felsted took the lead. Our marking wasn't great and we were very muddled on court. The girls did not give up and managed to equalise before the end of the first quarter. After a team talk the girls improved their marking when in defence and in attack and created space which enabled them to move the ball effectively and with fluidity along the court. The standard of both teams was high and it was a very exciting game to watch. By the end of the third quarter, the score was 2-2.
Finally in the last quarter, we managed to take the lead. Sarah E shot a magnificent goal from quite far out to seal the game at 5-2.
All players gave 100% and the standard of play was amazing. The girls listened to all the advice given and made every effort to implement.
They are tenacious and show good team spirit and sportsmanship. They were a credit to themselves and the school. Well Done!
Final Reault: Holmwood 5 - 2 Felsted
Goal scorers: Poppy D-R
U8 B Team
The U8Bs played a match against Felsted on Tuesday, coming out on top with a win of 6-1. This was the girls first ever matched played for Holmwood. As they had only learnt Netball at the start of the summer term, it is amazing to see how rapidly these girls skills have grown. They worked together and had great enthusiasm throughout the game. Well done girls!