PGL Netball Tournament in Devon
Last weekend Miss Wilkins accompanied five netball teams form Years 7 – 9 to the PGL Netball tournament in Devon, with each team playing six matches across the weekend. The results were mixed with some comprehensive wins, a couple of draws and some narrow defeats. The girls’ progress since September was very evident with excellent individual and team performances.
Prizes were awarded to several girls, as voted for by staff and students. Player of the tournament from Year 7 Sky Blue team was Lucy who showed dominance in her position of Goal Defence, outstanding talent and her level of commitment to the team and determination to succeed was admirable. Player of the tournament from Year 7 Navy team was Charlotte with an outstanding performance and great in her role as a captain; she improved hugely over the weekend to be a dominant player on the court. Player of the tournament from Year 7 Yellow team was Layla. Layla was determined and vastly improved her performances in all the matches. Her confidence improved massively over the weekend and she was a true asset to her team. Player of the tournament from Year 8 was Rachel after an amazing performance in the centre court, working hard all of the time and always being a team player. Player of the tournament from the Year 9 team was Ria with outstanding performances in all her games; Ria really stepped it up to perform for her team. Lana received an award for Defender of the Tournament for her excellent defensive display and huge amounts of progress. Cara and Arabella were rewarded for commitment to their team, hard work and determination, coaching and mentoring younger students, supporting staff with activities and generally being brilliant to have on the trip. Both girls were excellent leaders and supporters and their help was greatly appreciated. The Most Improved Player of the Tournament went to Sophie, having developed defensively and in attack to be an asset to her team, Sophie was amazing!
After all their matches, plus activities such as Jacob’s Ladder, abseiling and zip wire, the girls returned to School exhausted but happy and very much looking forward to next year’s trip!