On Friday 24th February, our U11 team travelled to Lingfield Notre Dame in Surrey for the U11 ISA Regional Netball Tournament. The first match they played was against St Andrews and although West Lodge did not play to their best, they won 5-1. Next up were Henriette Le Forestier and again, although West Lodge were not on form, they won 2-0. Lingfield were next and we knew this would be a tough game. West Lodge upped their ante but lost this game 3-1. After a serious team talk, the girls went into their last two matches of the heats against Oakhyrst Grange and Westward. The girls' performances in these matches showed what they are capable of and they won 6-0 and 7-0 respectively.
In the quarter finals, West Lodge faced The Mead and won this match comfortably with a score of 13-0. Feeling confident, they went into the semi finals and faced Oakfield Prep, managing a 9-2 win.
In the final, West Lodge faced Lingfield again. As the reigning Regional champions and host school, Lingfield were very determined and although West Lodge played well, they were beaten 7-6.
Mrs Backley and I are incredibly proud of the girls for turning their play around on the day and achieving a place in the ISA National Tournament to be held on 25th March. Keep up the hard work and practice girls...!