This summer term, a great turnout of girls from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 left enthusiastic after school onto the coach to head off on the d‘Overbroeck’s annual netball tour, which took place at PGL- Liddington.
Written by Milly H., Captain for U13s:
‘It was promising to be a scorching weekend, and so it proved, both in temperature and endeavour. Our party was split into a Year 7 team, and a Year 8 & 9 team. In our spare time, when we were not practising or playing, we were able to go around and choose to do activities, such as the big swing, or just chat and relax.
No opportunity to watch the Royal Wedding (or the FA Cup Final!), as the matches whizzed by on Saturday and Sunday. The opposition was strong, but we all felt that we improved our teamwork and performances as the weekend progressed.
In the Year 7 team, the players of the matches were: Millie P. X3, Ella S., Eliza R. and Milly H. Tired and with a few aching limbs, the coach journey home was somewhat more subdued than the journey out, not least with the prospect of the summer tests to start the following day.
But a special trip for us girls that won’t be forgotten with particular thanks to the teachers: Jo, Leah, Dani and Jenni, who gave up their weekends to accompany, coach, inspire and encourage us- especially the wonderful Jo, who no doubt will be looking forward to being able to focus on matters closer to home in the imminent future!’
Written by Helena P., Captain for the U14s:
‘The netball tour was really well organised and the team activities in the evening were fun, especially the photo challenge. We all thoroughly enjoyed it, the competition was challenging but the team played incredibly well against them all. Everything was fair and the umpires managed the games very well. Players of the match included Laura C. and Emmie B. but well done to everyone. On the last afternoon, we had an awards ceremony and players from each team achieved a most improved certificate, players’ player award and the manager’s player award. The prizes were great as they were water-bottles that had London on it to symbolize the weekend of the royal wedding. My teammates were all amazing to play with and I can’t wait till the next one!’
Most Improved – Olivia F.
Players player – Millie P.
Managers player – Milly H.
Most Improved – Laura C.
Players player – Romily G.
Managers player- Helena P.
Most Improved- Marta B.
Players player- Romany H.
Managers player- Maya G.