CAPs UPDATE -
England Netball Gold CAPS Award 2016
Thank you, and WELL DONE Pat Pete Longville – They did it!!
Just heard from EN today that our CAPs has been passed at GOLD standard!
What a relief for all concerned! After a VERY stressful few months, several intense meetings with EN representatives and numerous phone calls this news has come at the perfect time for us all.
Congratulations also to all the coaches, umpires, players and parents of Crosskeys NC – WE DID IT!
Holly has been with Crosskeys, for approximately 6 years. In that time, she has progressed from a very good Youth player, to an outstanding Senior. She is a great role model for younger members and extremely loyal to the Club. While still at University, Holly would travel long distances to play for the East Region Squad. She is a real character, very well liked and known for her kindness and humility.
Caitlin has been with the club for several years. She is a very loyal member of the club, and although lacking in confidence at the start, she is now a regular team player. She works very hard both at training and in matches, playing any position required. She is also very encouraging to her peers.
Lilly has been with the club for a few years now. She is friendly, sociable and a pleasure to coach.
She is very reliable , trains hard, constantly improving her play. She has a regular position in her year squad and is always available for matches, and will play in any position.
Tournament Winners at Poole 2016
Poole had always been a successful tournament for Crosskeys so coming back each year made it even more challenging.
This year, as in the past we took a mixed year group of U15/U16. A very early start always makes us a little sluggish in the first game and when I saw we were up against the mighty Tameside I thought perhaps our first game may not go our way.
Tameside as always were energetic and a confident team but straight from the start we came out fighting, putting in practice of Amanda Newton’s fantastic session this week of dynamic play and 100% commitment with dictation of space. A great start with a 6-3 win. Our second game against Birmingham based Ryland were again a tough team with 2 exceptional players. However a slight change of players in centre court didn’t rattle us and we kept moving the ball in every channel to create space for us to move onto. Another successful win of 8-3. Read More
Yrs 8 and 9 at Poole 2016
Well what a fantastic day had by all. We were trying something new and took a mixed under u13&14 team With this in mind we really did not know what to expect. We had players playing out of position and a team that had never played together before. Well what can I say girls you done yourselves proud. You got better and better as the day went on and the highlight of the day was betting Hawkes. 6 games played, 3 games won and some very close losses.
Team – Beth Parker, Freya Henshall, Summer Wimbleton, Caitlin Best, Jennifer Johnson, Beth BC, Greta Ollandini, Leah Shipp & Jess Parkinson.
A special well done to Beth who played GS instead of GD – you done a good job pairing with Freya and delivering some real good movement. The mid court was covered by Caitlin Beth BC Summer Greta & Jennifer with varying different combos and great defensive work in the defensive circle by Leah GD and Jess GK .
I hope that your first Poole tournament was enjoyable – I think we had fun.
Thanks to Sarah Henshall, Sue Bishop, Ruth Parkinson, Martin & Kirsty for coming and supporting. Brilliant day - Sarah Parker Melanie Boulton.
A fantastic training session enjoyed by Yrs 7 to 12
Today saw the first games played of the Development Initiative.
Three squads went over to Leventhorpe to put all their learnt skills into practice against Swan.
U14′s were Amy, Destiny, Hannah, Honey, Evie, Kelsie and Charlotte. There was some really good play delivered but some mistakes too. In the 2nd Qtr we had an injury and Evie turned her ankle I hope it was not bad and we wish her a speed recovery. Thank you to Alex for swapping courts and filling in from the U12′s.
Final score 11-16 to Swan unlucky girls our last Qtr went a bit a drift. When we play them on the returning leg we will get them.
U13′s were Phoebe M, Zahra, Phoebe B, Beth, Charlie, Lucia and Emily. Thank you Beth for filling in at short notice due to sickness . Now I understand fromSarah that there was some good play and, again, some silly mistakes. But all it did was enable her to see where the training sessions need to be focused.
Final score 12-6 to us good result girls well played. Read More
Essex (Chelmsford) Team 1
Huge congratulations to Essex (Chelmsford) Team 1 at Herts County Tournament today, Cup Winners, won every single match . Well doneLauren Ayers. Great to see our Crosskeys players representing both Essex & Herts, well done to you all, lovely tournament with teams from Cambs, Suffolk, Herts, Norfolk, Beds & Essex (Basildon)
Congratulations to Herts 2 who won the plate at the county tournament and to Becky Allen who won Herts2′s player of the tournament. Well done girls.