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- Our 11th Junior Tournament: A message from the Chair
- The Triumphant Yrs 7, 8 and 10 at Condover – April 2016
- Our County Players 2016 – Well done
- Congratulations: Runners Up Herts League Div4
- County Trials, 20th March 2016
- Under 14′s Nationals, 12th March 2016
- Under 16,s Nationals, 12th March 2016
- Abigail Stickland: Jack Petchey Award Winner, February 2016
- Hannah Bishop: Jack Petchey Award Winner, January 2016
- Great News from the Youth Section
- Harriet Herbert: Jack Petchey Award Winner, November 2015
- ***CONGRATULATIONS ***
- Congratulations U16′s: through to next round of Nationals
- Congratulations U14′s: through to next round of Nationals
- Jennifer Johnson: Jack Petchey Award Winner, October 2015
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Sunday 24th April saw Crosskeys Netball Club host it’s 11th junior tournament. It really was the biggest and the best so far. Seventy four (74) teams took part travelling from as far away as Norfolk, Sussex and Durham. Junior netball players who’s ages ranged from 10 -16 enjoyed a full day of netball. The standard of play was impressive in every age group from every team.
Our Crosskeys committee/non playing team worked tirelessly throughout the day starting at 7 a.m and finally leaving Mark Hall Centre at almost 7 p.m. Well done one and all on a truly fantastic effort. Although we all came home tired it really was well worthwhile and so many lovely compliments from people about how well run the Crosskeys tournament always is.
So much hard work goes into running a tournament of this size and it would not be possible without everyone “pulling” together. Crosskeys should be very proud of the accomplishments this weekend. Coaches, players, umpires, parents, friends and family all getting involved to run a successful day. Well done Crosskeys NC.
The u14s met Essex Rookies in the first round and won a convincing 13-2 which gave them the confidence going into the next 3 matches. All the girls played really well for each other and played hard to the last minute of each game. We played different combinations and used our height in both circles to our advantage. The next 3 matches Ipswich ladies won 11-8 Brentwood draw 8-8 and Grangers won 9-8. We then met Turnford in the semi-finals which was always going to be tough and unfortunately lost 18-8. In the playoffs for 3rd place we replayed Brentwood and won 11-7. Congratulations to Nada Tadros, Hannah Bishop, Lily Luffman, Verity Poulter, Megan Williams, Orla Peake, Olivia Burn, Yasmin Button, Tegan Lintonbon, Ellie Bears and Kate Henshall. Well played everyone and Kate for getting player of the tournament. Sarah and I were very proud of all of you, and thank you parents for supporting.
Our first game was against local rivals ASCO and from the start our movement was very static and predictable, ASCO were on fire and we just couldn’t focus and lost the game 12-4. For our game against Chelmsford we had a slight team change and by half time we were up 6-2, however the second half we again started to get into bad habits with weak passes but thankfully we worked hard and won 9-7. The mighty Eastwood were our next opponents and we knew this was going to be a very tough game since this team was made up of 1st division ER players. From the start we came out strong and everything started to fall into place, moving the ball swiftly down the court using each channel and by half time we were up 7-2. Going back on court we were more confident than ever and again played outstandingly and won the game 12-7. Knowing we were good enough to beat an ER side we met Grangers in the next round. Now, I know we mustn’t criticize our hard working umpires but our one really was a prime candidate for an optician appointment. So, many infringements were missed from foot on the line to our C being pushed into the defensive circle, it was a depressing game to watch since the girls were playing so well. The stop start of the game really didn’t help us and time didn’t allow us to make up for lost time and the final score was 8-6 to Grangers.
Noticing some fatigue in the players we had another reshuffle and now the girls were starting to gel together. Our last two games against CoJags and Cockfields ended in a mighty win for us 12-2 and 15-6.
It was a long and hard day for this squad who were up against teams that play together week in week out. Our team were made up of four teams and therefore it took time for the girls to know each others movements. When we did get it right we were formidable. If we need to move on to the next round it is something we must seriously look at. Nevertheless, putting that to one side I can’t express how proud I am of all the girls, from those that played and those (this time) didn’t, you all played a very important role.
Many thanks to everyone who supported the girls and to everyone on the coaching team.
Congratulations to the U14 squad who were amazing.
Squad: Lily Fakile, Amber Moore, Becky Allen, Emma Wacey, Jordan Hinks, Emma Kennett, Emily Allen, Cam Brown
Kate Peacock and Hanae Sbai (capt)
Abigail has a lovely personality and is a loyal, determined, young lady. Before 2015 she did not have a regular team position, but she has attended training regularly and worked very hard to improve her skills. She now has earned a team place, grown in confidence and is developing into a very accurate goal shooter.
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.
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.