On Tuesday, the U14A Girls’ Netball team competed in the Birley’s tournament at The King’s School, Canterbury. Evie Smith (Third Form) has written a fantastic report of the day, which you can read below:
Throughout the day we played four, 16-minute matches against both the A and B team at Bancroft’s School, King’s, and Cranbrook School. Our first match was against Bancroft’s A team, which was our toughest match, with the score being 6-6 at half time. However, all the girls fought incredibly hard with Elizabeth Burden, Saffron Roberts and Grace Williams (all Third Form) defending well, they managed to take advantage of any mistakes to gain possession of the ball again. This resulted in the final score being 13-10 to SVS.
In our other games, we all played phenomenally together, taking on and applying the great coaching from Mrs Butcher and Miss McConnachie resulting in 11-1, 15-4 and 23-1 wins. Rachel Farrell (Third Form) worked tremendously in the centre, feeding balls to Pippa Campbell and Tess Hodson (both Third Form) who worked the ball up the court, driving great passes into Alexa Griffiths (Third Form) and me to finish. The team all stepped up and did amazingly – resulting in the team remaining unbeaten and winning the tournament. A special congratulations must go to Grace who was named our player of the tournament; she played brilliantly in our defence, continuously working hard and getting intercepts.