On Thursday 5th October, Colfe's brought their A and B U9 Netball teams to West Lodge for a friendly fixture. This was the first match our U9s have had this year and they were VERY excited!
First off, we played Colfe's A team. This was an evenly matched game with some good marking from both teams, some interceptions and some good attempts at goals, All girls improved during this match and the final score was 0:0.
Next, we played Colfe's B team. West Lodge were feeling more confident by this point and had warmed up to the game, playing more as a team and communicating better. They were very pleased with their end score of a 3-0 win!
Mrs Backley and I are so proud of the girls in their first fixture of the year! Thank you to the parents who came along to support and for getting your girls to all the practices. Keep up the good work girls!
Next U9 fixture - Monday 9th October at Farringtons.
On Friday 13th October, West Lodge went to St Christphers to play in a friendly netball tournament.
Apart from one team, we had never played any of the teams attending today and so we had no idea what we were to face! We were also missing our usual GA due to a broken finger. However, the team remained positive and were determined to do well.
We played Sutton High, Oakfield, Blackheath Prep, St Christopher's B and Alleyns. The pace in all matches was very fast and from Oakfield and Alleyns in particular, the shooting was outstanding for U11s!
West Lodge tried very hard and despite two injuries, persevered and made some good intercpetions and increased possession of the ball throughout the tournament, Although they didn't manage to score a goal this afternoon, they certainly learned a great deal and developed their game, In fact, althought the final match was the biggest defeat, it was actually West Lodeg;s best performance, shwoing ho w much their games improved through the afternoon! The tournament and seeing other teams strategies and court play has also helped us as coaches to identify further areas to work on in our upcoming practices.
Thanks as always to the parents who came along to support and to Mrs Backley for her coaching,
Next fixture - 1st December League Match v Farringtons.