We learnt today that a V.I.P. in the HERTS netball world lost her long and brave battle against cancer. Sleep well Kath. You will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with her husband Brian and their children.
We are taking a coach to the Copper Box on 17th December (Wednesday) to see
England v Malawi. Tickets cost :-
Adults £21, U-16′s £16 plus a fee for the coach.
If you are wanting to go, please let Marion know, if possible by Monday but certainly a.s.a.p
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Crosskeys V Turnford 4
Well what can I say – another excellent team effort to win majestically!
From having 9 players, we thought as we left BS, we arrived learning we only had 7! Still this meant everyone playing the same position for the game so enabling us to settle in well and find our form. Everyone jelled even Amber Moore on her debut game as GA. In defence Hanae Sbai and Lauren Ayers with Megan Pointer as WD played outstanding in my opinion and the Turnford attack didn’t really get much of a look in. 1st qtr we were up 15 – 6. By the end of the 2nd half we had the game in our pocket and led 33 – 15. Michelle Seary and myself feeding Joyce, who had some lovely holds, with Amber working the circle in a mature calm manner.
With Lauren having to go for county training before the end of the match we thought we would be playing with 6 – but to the rescue came Caroline Danby who at the last minute gave up her shopping trip to come and play the 2nd half for us. Meg slipped into GD position and Caza WD and still we continued with some lovely play down the court to win 62 – 43.
Fantastic play everyone and thanks to sue sudworth for scoring and Louise Sbai for helping me and also being our first aider!!
Well done Amber on your first game with us and Caza for being our star.
Jordan has been with Crosskeys for almost six years. She is a very good Club member, and her standard of play has greatly improved during her time with us. She attends training regularly, listens to her Coach and always gives one hundred percent both in training and matches.
A huge congratulations to the U16 squad who won a place to the Nationals representing Herts in March 2015.
We had a fantastic start beating Abbey Flyers 15-6 this put us all in good form to gain a win against SAS 12-1
Our next game was against Turnford who for our game only put their Youth Maverick Player in as GK. We changed
our tactics for this game and at half time we were 4-3 up. The game continued to be tight for the next part of the second half but a few turnovers from the opposing team gave them the advantage and the final score was 13-9 Pressure now on us was immense since we had to win all our next games to go through. Hatfield was our next game, we played hard in the first half winning 7-3 but seemed to lose steam and made some silly mistakes , thankfully we won 9-7. Our tightest game was against Hornets and again we seemed to lose focus on the second half but managed a 11-10 win. Our last game was against ASCO and all eyes were on this game as it was between these two teams as to who would go through. ASCO had held Turnford to a tie so there was increased pressure for us to win. It seemed to be the longest 14 minutes of my life, waiting for that final whistle seemed like an eternity. With exceptional team play we won
12-8 securing our place to the next round.
Lily is a very good player, committed to both her training and in matches. She has a quiet, happy personality and is friendly to all her peers. She listens to her Coach, absorbs the information given, and puts this into the game.
Katie is one of the nicest, hardworking members of the Group. Always 100% and listens to her coaches. She is a very friendly young lady to all her peers and her team spirit is outstanding.
Not my team playing tonight but what a performance by Team 3 at Harlow?? Mel was working some new combinations tonight. Behind by three at half time to a very talented Tegate side they “dug in” and played some brilliant netball. The entire team deserved the win that they achieved (finally). Freya (playing up) shot some crucial goals. Georgina (captain) lead her side very well from the front playing G.A. Anna Wacey fed the circle and supported the centre court at W.A. Lucie played her usual energetic game at C. Estelle (POM – well done) fought and tussled for every ball making some vital interceptions and picking up a couple of loose passes from the opposition at W.D. As the game wore on Lauren and Hanae began to get the better of the shooters and contested every ball going into the circle achieving a number of outstanding turn arounds. A “nail biting” second half girls. A mighty WELL DONE on a wonderful 19 – 18 scoreline.
Crosskeys 2 V Kardale.
Fantastic start to the season in Div 2 now, with a great win 47 – 15! All players went out fired up and gave their all in a newly formed team. My POM goes jointly to Rosa Handscomb and Lauren Ayers for great defence work together, turning over the ball and gaining rebounds and lots of tips. We’ll done to Joyce Barton, Esther Roberts, Holly Shilston and Romilly Scutt our shooters and Michelle Seary, Lucie Bastin-Sudworth, Megan Pointer, Lizzie Francis and myself (haha) covering centre court. Thanks to Lynn Ayers for scoring and Karen Elizabeth Heskett for helping out coaching us. Great supporters too!