This was the girls first ever ISA netball event. We travelled down to Redbridge Sports Centre in thick fog! However, when we got to the sports Centre, we had bright sunshine. The girls first match was against St James School who started off quickly by scoring a quick couple of goals by moving the ball quickly around. The girls started to grow into the game in the second half and missed a couple of chances to get back into the game, however St James went on to win 11 – 0.
After the first game we had a 30-minute rest time, however the girls wanted to go and practice for their next match determined to improve from their first match. The girls second match was against ‘The Park School’ We started off quickly with Alexa scoring her first goal of the competition. The park replied quickly with 2 goals taking a 2-1 lead at half-time. In the second half The Park extended their lead to 4-1, however with some good work from Alice, Esther and Carolina produced another chance for Alexa to score our second goal of the competition. Final score Grove 2 – 4 Park.
Our next game was against King Alfred School who proved to be by far the best team we had faced that day! The girls did well to keep the score down to 4-0 at half time. King Alfred came out second half and score another 3 goals, however the girls did not give up and kept attacking. Final score Grove 0 – 7 King Alfred.
The next game was against Trevor Roberts school who’s girls where very tall! The girls had to change the game plan by moving the ball around the court by using the quick but effective bounce pass. In this game the girls moved the ball around well, however even some great defending and tracking by Emily, Jonelle and Iman couldn’t prevent Trevor Roberts winning this match 6-0.
The girls had an hour rest time before their next match against Immanuel and this proved very good for the girls. The girls started off well with all the girls working well to move the ball around the court up to Jonelle who score 2 quick goals. As the half-time whistle went the score was Grove 2 – 0 Immanuel. Speaking to the girls at half-time we said not to change anything just keep moving the ball around quickly. During the second half Immanuel came out the blocks quickly and scored an early goal to bring the game back to within 1 goal of our lead. The girls however, held onto the 1 goal lead and the final score Grove 2 – 1 Immanuel. This was a credit to the girls after some tricky first few matches, they didn’t let their heads drop.
Our final match of the day was against ‘North Bridge House’ We started to look tired, however the girls took a 3-1 lead a half time. Credit to ‘North Bridge House’ who changed a few things around in which enabled them to win the game 6-3.
The girls did amazing at their first ever ISA Netball competition and should be extremely proud of themselves! I could not single out a player for ‘Player of the tournament as ALL the girls deserve it!Well done!
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