Tuesday, 16 January 2018
U8s and U9s play netball in the snow!
The Downs looked after us very well today and the girls thoroughly enjoyed mixing together for the training warm up drills in the sports hall. We then moved outdoors onto the courts and braved the arctic conditions.
The U9s showed great enthusiasm and happily swapped positions at each break, allowing them to get a wider understanding of the game. The Downs played well and were very efficient at passing the ball down to their D and they had some handy shooters. Watching both ball and player is a tricky business, however, when Jessica and Kitty played GK and GD they both put in sterling efforts and the Downs found it very difficult to score.
The U8s match was much closer and was exciting to watch with end to end action. Issy proved to be strong in defence and Lily also made several interceptions. Rosie played GA and then C working tirelessly to get the ball to the shooter.
Both games were abandoned in the 3rd quarter due to a nasty turn in the weather conditions. All in all, despite finishing behind on both courts, it was a fantastic start to the netball term.
CE & JR