Year 5 / 6 Netball
An excitable, yet wet, start to the day on Thursday 9th November for Southmead's Yr 5 and 6 Netball teams. The teams had a mix of both years and have been intensively training for the past two weeks, in preparation for the Braunton Community Schools High 5 Netball Competition at Caen School.
First game up was Southmead 2 v Kingsacre 2. All players played some of their best netball during this game, with fluid play from GK all the way up to GS, without an interception from the opposition. Teddy CW played an outstanding C, supporting players all over the court. Radley L was also showing off his fantastic defending skills, with Sofia D in support and moving the ball swiftly down the court. Daisy-Ann D and Max M worked as a fabulous team in the shooting 'D' but unfortunately, after many attempts, couldn't quite score. The game ended 0-0. Their second game saw Southmead 2 narrowly lose to Marwood 1, however Neiko P played a great game in attack and kept going 'til the end. Orla C also deserves praise for how much she has progressed since last week and how confident she was on the court in all of her games. Players of tournament for Southmead 2 goes to:
- Max M for his adaptability, perseverance and positive attitude.
- Teddy C-W for wanting to learn more every day, overall incredible improvement and impeccable behaviour.
Southmead 2 you should be very proud of how well you did as you came 5th out of the 7 teams.
Southmead 1 kicked off their fight for the title against Caen 2, which ended in a very unfortunate 0-0 draw. Jack H and Sophie T had so many attempts at goal but the nerves took over and not one went in. However, the passing in and out of the 'D' was brilliant to watch, especially how much they supported each other. Winter S and Maicie A did a fantastic job of turning over the ball and getting it back up the court with the help of Missy T as C. Their second game saw another very close game, until the very hard work of Arno W-D and Missy T paid off and Missy T scored the most perfect goal. It was the incredible work ethic of Eva F as C that made sure the ball kept getting into the 'D' to the shooters. The final round robin game was against Caen 1 ... no one in particular stood out here as the team effort shone through, even though they lost 2-0, they all fought to the end with their heads held high. After the final game, the teams waited for the results ... Southmead 1 to the FINAL! This means Southmead 1 had made it through to the next round, regardless if they won or lost. The final was against Caen 1 but yet again, even though defeated, they played with their hearts and worked so hard for each other. We could not be prouder of you all. Southmead 1 - silver medallists - 2nd place - through to the next round at Park School in March '24.
Players of tournament for Southmead 1 goes to:
- Missy T for her adaptability, positive attitude, and resilience.
- Winter S for being a team player, listening to advice and actioning it every time and for always being a respectful captain.
Southmead 1 and 2: You should be very proud of how hard you all worked, showing us all how we can enjoy sport through winning and losing, and highlighting how much you trust and respect each other on and off the court.
On to the next round ... SOUTHMEAD ROCKS!