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Crosskeys U12 White vs HHR Navy 1 Wormley Summer League 3rd May 2018

The new U12 White Squad

Crosskeys have launched a second squad, U12 White, in this summer league to give more of the U12 girls an opportunity to play competitive club match netball and thereby raise the standard of play in the junior club. The Turnford League, a local league which we have entered, is one of the toughest in the country – the U16 National Champions come from this league. So we are in at the deep end. Our players, except one, have not played competitive match netball before and they are up against teams who have played in this league for two years or more.
Today’s match gave us some hope that we will progress and make our way in this league with our peers and emulate the success of the U12s Purple. We had a squad of 11 today and everyone played their part. We did show that we can move the ball fluently down the court, accompanied by encouraging shouts from the coach “Well done Keys, that’s good netball”, which bodes well for our future involvement. We are still developing formations and encouraging our players to try different positions and combinations with a few worried looks; but there is a good spirit and an air of resilience in this squad. A work just starting but in progress. We lost to a good Rangers team 42-10.
POM voted by Rangers Squad: Grace — deservedly for being the glue that held the attack together.
Coach POM: Kacey for boundless energy and never say die attitude at Centre, and Ruby M for emerging from timidity and stage fright in the first quarter, into a go-getting attacking player.
Congratulations to all the squad for throwing themselves into this venture with good heart and commitment. Let’s roll.
Our Squad: Grace(capt), Ruby M, Ruby C, Melaina, Kacey, Kiara, Bronte, Evie, Molly, Alessia, Zara.
Thanks to coaches Wendy, Lisa and Marion for taking on the extra work for this venture, and Jackie for her even-handed, safe umpiring. And the parents for supporting the squad in this new venture.
Points noted from the match for next training session:
• Passing: timing, movement and thinking — for every session.
• More importantly, winning at life.

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Crosskeys Netball Tournament Sunday 29th April Mark Hall Sportcentre

Crosskeys U11s Netball Squad April 2018

My first Tournament with the U11s – a bit of an up-and-downer. My daughter once said to me that playing netball for some length of time was like winning at life. Today’s experience gave me some insight into what she meant!
The first Match we drew 3-3 in fair style and, allowing for us to get used to 2 halves of 4 minutes, we seemed set to do ok. The 7th and last match we won in blistering style, with the squad really switching on and doing consistently in that match a lot of basic play: good passing — made possible by good movement away and driving into the pass, that really pleases the coaches and entertains our parents and supporters. Also, the interplay between Gracie and Rhiana in and out of the circle as twin GAs paid off. It’s so good to see that they can all play that well and coupled with the determination in this squad, bodes well for the future.
I think it’s true to say that in our group of 7 only one team outclassed us and the squad picked themselves up from this defeat to turn in an astonishing performance in the last match. And drawing and losing other games was our not coming good with the basics, rather than the opposition outplaying us.
Final Results Won 2, Drew 2, lost 3
Coaches POM: Kacey.
Squad: Kacey(Capt), Juliet, Darcey, Becky, Hannah, Gracie(Vice-capt), Rhiana, Ruby, Lily.
Thanks to Louise and Joan for taking outside training sessions in between matches to try to ground some of the ideas of good play. And to the parents for their good-hearted support. And finally a big thank you to the organising committee for putting on such a successful and enjoyable tournament.

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U11 Crosskeys 9 vs 15 Cheshunt Wormley 19th April 2018

The first match of the summer league and we had to take on a number of unexpected mishaps. Our umpire, Pat had to contend with her car breaking down but still managed to arrange to be available to be picked up so that we arrived just in time. Two of our usual squad had withdrawn previously. But unfortunately, and for good reasons, two of our squad couldn’t make it on the day. So we took to the court with just 6 players playing in an untried formation. But this squad is a spirited bunch. And fought hard for every quarter. We improved every quarter losing by a couple of goals in each quarter but got it together to win the last quarter 3-2.
Our defence of Kacey and Juliette, without the protection of a WD, were outstanding and showed how they have developed as a combination and how well they play under pressure. And how well they manage when decisions go against them. Milly, Darcey, Ruby and Rhiana eventually were to prove an effective attacking combination. Final score: we lost 9-15.
Thanks to all the parents for their support in the struggle on the day. Praise is due for all the team’s efforts.
POM voted by Cheshunt Squad: Milly — deservedly in only her second match for Crosskeys.
Coach POM: Rhiana showing such determination.
Our Squad: Kacey(capt), Juliette, Milly, Darcey, Ruby and Rhiana.
Thanks to Louise for stepping in to organise the team, for her coaching and encouraging the team in unusually difficult circumstances, and to Pat for her resourcefulness and her even-handed, cheerful, umpiring.
Points noted from the match for practice in next training session:
It has to be:
• How to manage and overcome feelings of frustration and disappointment, with a depleted squad, and when many decisions go against you and still maintain your game and your determination to play your best in a game.
• Passing: timing, movement and thinking — for every session!

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Crosskeys Junior Netball Tournament at Mark Hall Sportcentre on Sunday 29th April

Come along to support or help us on a great day for netball in Harlow

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Crosskeys hold England Netball CAPS Award: Gold Standard

Crosskeys Netball Club Harlow was formed as an “open” friendly club in 1980 with ambition to do well. In those essentials we haven’t changed. New players of all ages, from 6 years old, and all abilities are welcome to join us. We provide coaching, umpiring and competitive games for our U10′s right through to the senior first team and the opportunity for talented girls to go forward for Satellite and Academy Trials.

England Netball Gold CAPS Award: Gold Standard

England Netball criteria for the Gold Award:
  • covers the areas of safeguarding and protecting children and young people,
  • higher quality coaching and officiating, leadership and volunteering opportunities for young people,
  • competition, talent development, sports equity and good management.

Crosskeys is the only Netball Club in Harlow and West Essex to hold England CAPS Award at Gold Standard and has held and renewed the award since 2003.
These awards recognise Crosskeys Netball Club Harlow as being committed to providing a safe, effective and child friendly environment in the promotion of excellence in netball. We are affiliated to the England Netball Association. We are also rated at Gold Standard within the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme. Come and join us.
Ring Pat on 01279 834625 or click here

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Great Netball; Great Feeling; England Make Netball History: 52 – 51 Australia

Jo Harten helps England win gold 52 - 51 Australia

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Jo Harten England’s GS/GA in Crosskeys U11s about 20 years ago

Jo Harten England's Goal Shooter in Crosskeys U11s 20+ years ago.

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A study in focus, concentration and relaxation: Jo Harten, England GS/GA

Jo Harten, England GS/GA, Commonwealth Games 2018 Final vs Australia 52 -51.

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Tegan Lintonbon – Baker: Jack Petchey Award Winner, January 2018

Tegan has been with Crosskeys for 7 years. She is a very committed member, even returning for the day from holidaying in Norfolk to captain her team in an important match.  She has also successfully trialled for the County Squad.  She helps to coach years 1 to 3 in the Club as well as years 7 and 8 at her School, and also attended a weekend tournament in Nottingham as an Assistant Coach.  This season she has qualified as a Level 1 Coach.  Tegan is a great role model for the younger members of the Club.

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Sian Kearney: Jack Petchey Award Winner, February 2018

Sian has been with Crosskeys for 5 years.  She is a regular member of her Team and brings a lot of determination and encouragement to the game.  At school she is a volunteer for the “School Readiness Programme” and is a member of a Peer Mentor’s group, which supports students who are struggling with their studies or have other problems.  She also fund raises for “No Child Without” and St Clare’s Hospice charities.

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