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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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U12 Crosskeys 21 vs 18 Wodson B Wormley March 10th 2018

We went on court with our starting 7, with the idea of an interchangeable axis of GD, C, GA of Keira, Daisy and Georgia, and a squad of 9. We certainly held our own in the first quarter, but we thought it was important to see if stability in the team would give them a chance to bed in, so we remained unchanged for the second and we made it 11-9 at half-time. During that time, there were times when our movement and passing through the court, were a joy to watch, but we lack consistency. With that consistency, this game would have been over by half time . Good to see the link up in attack with Tia at WA and Olivia at GS holding up the GK to take the overhead ball, and the axis working well for Daisy and Keira to switch at half-time. Keira’s opponent, In my view their best player, moved with her to C, and Keira fought hard to contain her throughout the match. An interesting duel.
The second half, with Yasmin and Bronte slotting in the wing positions, and Georgia and Maddie working tirelessly to keep us ahead, was a real slog. The ball changed sides too many times: a testament to our doggedness, our ability to mark tight and harry and chase our opponents, and a pointer to the need for us to practise the basic elements of making and receiving a pass that helps us to retain possession. If we focus more on retaining possession then we would not have to work so hard to defend and chase the game. We deserved our win 21-18.

POM selected by Wodson: Kezzia; well deserved in her first outing for Crosskeys.

Squad: Olivia, Georgia(capt), Tia, Bronte, Keira, Daisy, Yasmin, Maddie, and Kezzia.

Coach’s POM: Olivia – most improved player.
Thanks to Jackie for umpiring, Kacey and parents for supporting and appreciating the game.
Points for training: All aspects of successful passing.

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U11 Crosskeys 21 vs 12 Wodson A Wormley 10th March 2018

We finished in the top half of the league before the split last week, so there are going to be only hard games with the top teams in the division for today’s match and the remaining matches. Today we managed to edge every quarter by one or two goals apart from the third quarter, which we won by 4 goals. It is always gratifying to see the team produce quality play moving down the court with a good passing rhythm, to prompt the coach to shout on several occasions, “That’s good netball, Keys!” The more I am able to shout it, the better I like it. That’s the sort of coaching I like to do.
It is hard to pick out one player who figured in these purple patches, even Wodson had difficulty choosing a POM – they came up with two — Izabelle and Rhiana, deservedly. But I want to mention Gracie because despite not playing in her favoured position, she showed how a good WA can make all the difference. By timing her dodging, when marked by two players at Centre Pass, or collecting in mid-court, or positioning on the circle to support the shooter, she managed on many occasions to get into space, or drive into the ball, so that the passer of the ball had an easy job to do. That’s good play in a nutshell. If all our squad would/could do that consistently, we would progress in leaps and bounds.
It is important also to recognise the role that our defenders play in digging out our results. Well done Kacey, Juliette, Darcey and Ruby. I finish with congratulations to Hannah, who plays consistently well for us, whose school team finished about 12th yesterday in the Nationals for independent schools.
Thanks to all the parents for their support.
Our Squad: Kacey(capt), Juliette, Darcey, Ruby, Izabelle, Gracie(vice capt.), Hannah and Rihana.
Thanks to Kayla for her excellent umpiring for which she was commended by a member of the organising committee, and for her spot of coaching for our attack last Wednesday at training.
Points noted from the match for practice in next training session:
• Fitness
• Passing: timing, movement and thinking — for every session until we get it!

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U11 Crosskeys vs Cheshunt Wormley 24th February 2018

Making a good start in a match sometimes makes the difference, and so it proved in this highly contested match. We put on a new lineup, a strong starting 7 and kept them on for 2 quarters without change. The scores for the 4 quarters: 7-2, 3-2, 3-3, 2-4. There is no doubt that our defensive starting trio of Kacey, Juliette and Beki held the Cheshunt attack out, with Kacey managing consistent interceptions against a much taller shooter. The key highlight improvement for our team was a consistent fluency in movement and passing through the court, that we have been striving for this season, that enabled our shooters Rhiana and Hannah to score aided in the final third by Gracie and Izabelle. Darcy and Ruby slotted into the attacking and defensive wing positions in the second half, as Cheshunt came back at us.We faded a bit particularly in the fourth quarter and our lead fluctuated between 7 and 4 goals, but the match remained pretty even as we continued to fight for every ball. Cheshunt are rated as one of the top teams in our division, so this was indeed a good win. Scoreline 16-11.

Thanks to all the parents for their support on a really cold but fine day. Praise is due for all the squad’s efforts.
POM voted by Cheshunt Squad: Izabelle — in her second match for Crosskeys.
Our Squad: Kacey(capt), Juliette, Becky, Izabelle, Gracie, Hannah, Rihanna, Darcey and Ruby.
Thanks to Joan and Louise for coaching and encouraging the squad (and me!), and to Pat for her even-handed, cheerful, umpiring.

Points noted from the match for discussion and practice in the next training session:
It has to be:
• How to manage and overcome feelings of frustration and disappointment when many decisions go against you and maintain your game and your determination to play your best in a game. Juliette showed us in the 3rd quarter how she was prepared to play on — and give her best, despite real frustration with decisions given against her.
• Passing: timing, movement and thinking — for every session!

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