The U11 Netball and Football team headed to Battle Abbey to participate in their annual tournament for small schools. Both teams returned with a trophy; the Fair Play Cup for the Footballers, and the Winners’ Cup for the Netballers – well done everyone!
Read the match reports below.
The tournament began with an impressive win against Battle Abbey Prep. Beth dazzled the spectators scoring an impressive 9 goals in the first two quarters. Battle Abbey only had the chance to claw back 1 goal under the defensive pressure applied by Toby and Savanna. The final two quarters proved just as exciting with Amber and Reuben working well together to add to the tally and a combined effort from Ellie and Alice to keep the ball in motion led to a final score of 10-3 to Bricklehurst.
Next the jubilant team took on Wadhurst Sacred Heart. The team appeared tired at first but managed to move the ball down the court twice for Ellie to complete the attack and put away 2 goals. Half way through the game turned around and Bricklehurst raise their game. The pace quickened and they found their feet. Savanna beautifully intercepted a pass and handed it to Beth to put away a fantastic long-range shot. This was a turning point after which the goals kept coming, and Toby was fierce in defence maintaining a clean sheet with a win of 11-0 to Bricklehurst.
The last match saw the team take on Stonegate. A formidable display from both sides but Alice broke the stalemate with the first goal – and then another straight after. The team played superbly together; slick and with great communication. Reuben and Ellie added to the total several times and we finished with an 8-4 win.
High 5 Netball is a great challenge as children have to play out of their usual position. However this did not phase our netballers who were victorious. Under the direction of Imogen, who ably assisted Mrs Elliott the team came in first position. Another tournament won – and another trophy for the cabinet!
The boys played superbly in the Battle Abbey Tournament and were recognised with a fair play and good sportsmanship trophy. The boys played four matches winning one, drawing two and losing one. Joe and Edward kept goal, bravely making saves. Sam and George played excellently in defensive positions starting off our attacks, while Captain Thomas played in midfield often demonstrating good touches. Freddie and Will played in wide positions working hard for the team throughout. William was the outstanding player of our tournament netting four out of our five goals, all of them spectacular! Well done to all the boys!
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