U11 ISA Regional Netball Tournament 24/02/17
West Lodge entered the London South ISA tournament at Lingfield Notre Dame again this year.
In the heats, the team faced St Andrews, Henriette Le Forestier, Lingfield, Oakhyrst Grange and Westward. To start with, the girls played terribly! They were lucky to win their first two matches (5-0 and 2-0) as were by no means playing to their usual standard. After a loss of 3-1 to Lingfield, the team started to pull themselves together and the next game was played to a much better standard with a win of 6-0. Things had started to fall into place for the team by now and the next game was also a win with a final score of 7-0.
West Lodge had qualified for the quarter finals and faced The Mead. By this time, West Lodge were well into the tournament and scored a whopping 13 goals whilst not conceding any!
Into the semi finals where they faced Oakfield Prep. This time they conceded 2 goals but also scored 9 meaning they were then into the final.
In the final, West Lodge faced Lingfield again. This was a tense match and West Lodge played so much better than in their first meet. Lingfield just scraped a win with the final score being 7-6.
The girls were very disappointed at coming second in the Regional tournament, However, this is still a massive achievement. They have also still qualified to play in the ISA National Tournament to be held on 25/03/17 in Peterborough.
Thank you to Mrs Backley for her hard work in coaching the girls and to the parents for getting girls to as many practices as required. Well done to the girls for getting this far and keep working hard ready for the next tournament,