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Hannah Bishop: Jack Petchey Award Winner, January 2016

Hannah is a very committed, hard working member of Crosskeys NC.  She has been unable to play for quite some time, after breaking her arm.  It was a serious injury, requiring extensive physio, with which she persevered and, although not fully recovered, is now back playing in her Yr9 squad.

She listens to her coach and puts the advice into practice during training and matches and is now acquiring a very good standard of play.

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Great News from the Youth Section

Some more news coming from our Youth section.
I would like to wish Hanae Sbai congratulations and well done on being selected by her Regional coach to take part in a tournament against Maverick Youth today (Saturday,16th January).
Also to Amber Moore and Lauren Ayers who have been picked by their counties to take part in a Regional Academy Match Day tomorrow (Sunday 17th January).
We wish you all the best.


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Harriet Herbert: Jack Petchey Award Winner, November 2015

Harriet has been with Crosskeys for several years, first of all watching Mum and her sister and now as a player.  She is a very loyal club member, with a lovely personality, and is welcoming and helpful to newcomers.

She has her own style of play, is very versatile, being able to cover many positions.  She works very hard at training and in matches and is always willing to offer advice and encouragement to her team members.

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More GREAT news for another Crosskeys junior. This time it’s AMBER MOORE.  Sally Close (Herts County Coach) has selected Amber to play at a Regional Academy Match Day on November 29th in St Albans. This is a fantastic achievement as only 3 girls were chosen from a squad of 27. Many congratulations from us all Amber . We are VERY proud of you.


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Congratulations U16′s: through to next round of Nationals

U16 Squad at Nationals 15/11/2015

You couldn’t ask for worst playing conditions than what the Crosskeys players had to endure today. Even so, I can’t put into words how proud I am of each and every player that contributed to us getting through to the next round in March 2016.

Our first game was against Abbey Flyers and although we seem to have lead in our boots we won 10-4. A great start to the tournament which gave all players a boost for the next game. Kardale was our next game and again we played exceptionally well winning 20-1.
Our best game was no doubt against Turnford. We played out of our skins keeping the passes short. We gained more possession in our shooting circle but alas the God of Winds blew harder and the ball just flew over the top of the net. At half time Turnford were up 1-0 and with changes they were still feeling the pressure. The final score was 4-3 with Turnford scoring in the last minutes of the game. Hatfield were next to play and took us by surprise with a very tall GS, who dominated their game, thankfully we keep tight and won 9-8. Two games left to go and we were up against Hornets. Hornets were an amazing team, a team that had played together for a long time, so their movement down the court was very impressive. Read More »

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Congratulations U14′s: through to next round of Nationals

Great day at National Qualifying tournament today for the U14s – 6 teams in the mix, top 2 qualify to the regional round next year. The team gelled really well in every game, despite the gale force winds making any kind of fast play (and shooting!) all but impossible. Kate H and Ellie Vears getting some great interceptions in defence, Yasmin fighting for the ball and supporting well up through the court, Lily L having a storming day at both wings, especially WD which she doesn’t usually play. Megan Williams solid in the C glueing it all together, some lovely feeding by Verity and great shooting as ever by Olivia Burn and Nada. Scores for the first 4 games were: 7:2 vs Abbey Flyers; 6:2 vs Hornets; 7:4 to Hatfield and 14:2 vs ASCO. We then just had  Turnford in our last game.. We held it together and were only down 3:2 at half time, but then they kicked up a gear and we lost heart a bit, ending the game 13-4 (we will just forget about that one girls!) we came 2nd overall therefore qualifying for the next round. Very proud coach girls well done!


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Jennifer Johnson: Jack Petchey Award Winner, October 2015

Jennifer has been with Crosskeys some four years. She has a great personality, always smiling and is kind and helpful to her peers.  She gives 100% at all times, both in training and matches, and her standard of play continually improves.  Her Coach says that she is a pleasure to have in the squad.

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On Sunday 25th October, Emma-Louise, Jess and I decided to participate in an umpiring course in preparation to become fully qualified umpires. The course we took was for beginners which is optional before the C Award. We travelled to Chelmsford to engage in this course run by Maureen Lee and Dawn Bullimore for beginner umpires over 12 years of age.
Beginning the day we were asked to pair up with somebody we were unfamiliar with, then we had to ask them a few questions before reporting back to the class. Clear communication and confidence are important in umpiring therefore throughout the day we were involved in more exercises similar to this one. Also we had to find out what makes a good umpire and what an umpire needs in mixed groups, again before feeding back to the class. Although the majority of the morning was theory, it was broken up with practical activities that highlighted the correct terminology of infringements. Learning how much the umpire had to do before, during and after a match amazed us. However this did not put us off as the course was very interesting particularly because it was very active. Read More »

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Hanae Sbai: Jack Petchey Award Winner, September 2015

Hanae has, over the last 12 months, excelled in her netball. She has secured a place in Herts Netball Academy, Mavericks Development Squad, Barking Abbey Netball Academy and been recognised by her coaches as an outstanding defender. At Club level she has gone from playing U 14’s through to Herts League Division 2 (promoted to Div 1). All in her first year of playing senior netball. Now Crosskeys East Region team are eyeing up Hanae as their next first team GK/GD. Hanae is a truly dedicated netball player (sometimes leaving Harlow at 5.30 am to train twice a week at Barking), she is dependable, friendly and hard working. To cap it all, she is also a very good student, achieving 3 GCSE passes, taken a year early, with outstanding passes.

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