On Wednesday 7th February, a minibus full of excited Year 3 girls set off for a Netball Festival hosted by Blackheath Prep School. We had two teams of girls and we played against teams from Blackheath Prep and Blackheath High.
In every match, West Lodge demonstrated some great defence and court play. Over the course of the afternoon, the girls confidence grew and their play improved. All of the coaches and umpires were very encouraging and supportive and the girls took on board advice and tips and managed to score 3 goals.
Despite the freezing weather, the girls all had a great afternoon and I hope it's fuelled their netball enthusiasm even further. We will be working hard on their shooting skills next half term!
I am so proud of them for overcoming their nerves and playing so well. Thank you to Mrs Backley for her hard work coaching the girls so far and also to those parents who were able to come along and support on the day.
Year 6 ended the half term on a high with their league match against Blackheath Prep on Friday 9th February. After a slight rearrangement of the team, the girls played really well. There were some excellent interceptions and great passing and movement - especially in the circle. The final score was a 5-0 win to West Lodge. After half term, we will be working on the girl's alignment when holding their player before a pass!