Goals-a-Plenty For Our Yr 3-4 Netball Teams!
This week we sent two teams of netballers from Coach Brown’s ‘Netball Minis’ club to represent the school in the first of two netball competitions at Priestlands. With all the schools in attendance taking two teams, it was a non-stop afternoon of netball and there were goals-a-plenty!
Coach Brown organised the MOSPS squad into two teams and managed the A team, while Mrs Straw took charge of the B team. Each team played a total of 10 games, each lasting 8 minutes, over the afternoon, with only one rest period, so there really was no let-up in the competition. With subs being rotated every game, the whole squad got a chance to show their skills on the court and enjoy playing against other local schools. Mrs Rand said that she was very impressed with the standard of netball from both teams and that it was clear just how much they all enjoyed the sport. She was also hoarse from all the cheering that was needed, with both teams notching up lots of wins.
Team B played brilliantly all afternoon, losing only 3 of their 10 games (one of which was to MOSPS team A). They managed 4 fantastic wins and 3 hard-fought draws over the afternoon and should feel really proud of their achievement, despite not placing in the top 3.
William Gilpin’s A team secured 3rd place and Beaulieu’s A squad came second, with 19 and 20 points, but it would be fair to say that MOSPS’s A team ‘romped’ into 1st place with a massive 30 points, winning every one of their games and scoring lots of goals along the way! The result means that MOSPS successfully defended the title they last won before the pandemic and the trophy will make its way back into our cabinet.
Congratulations to all the players who took part in the event. Each one did the school proud with their effort, sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the event!
A huge thank you to Coach Brown for giving up more of her time to manage the A team, to Mrs Straw for managing the B team and, of course, to Mrs Rand for overseeing and supporting both teams. Thanks too, to all the parents who helped with transport.