Town Cluster Netball Competition
This event had finally resumed, to the delight of the children, after a break of a couple of years and was held at Lynnsport in the Barn on Thursday 23rd March. To say they were excited was an understatement!
The teams were drawn in 2 pools of 4, with winners of one pool playing the 2nd placed team in the other pool in the semi-final, winners going on to the final.
Our pool consisted of St Germans, Whitefriars and St Marthas 2 which we played in that order games were played 8 minutes one way, rotating positions after each game with everyone having to miss a game.
The draw meant we had a little longer to wait as we were second on which only added to the excitement. They soon got into their stride and played some super shots winning 6-0, it was a 2 game wait before back to back wins of 1-0 and 5-0, leaving us to play Flitcham in the semi-final. The other semi-final was ST Marthas 1 against St Marthas 2 with St Marthas 1 winning.
The final was superb with both teams playing their best, it really was end to end, our only nets were conceded here and St Marthas won 2-1. It was very close and could have gone either way; they never gave up, fought to the end and were sporting in defeat. Mrs Bowers who organised the event, commented on it being an extremely exciting final.
They were also congratulated by the umpires during and after their games on their play and skills which meant a lot.
The smiles said it all, it was a huge team effort and the support they gave each other was fantastic. For me to be able to pick a team was a difficult decision as the netball club is so well supported with such a lot of depth, the children have been so committed to practicing during their break which really paid off.