All dressed up and nowhere to go!!!!!
22/3/13: Years 7, 8 and 9 netball teams were due to travel to Condover Hall in Shropshire this weekend for their Netball Tour, sadly this was not to be. Severe weather warnings resulted in the organisers postponing the event until the weekend of the 19th-21st April. All the girls were naturally very disappointed, as were the staff, particularly as school had just received delivery of their new tour kits. Two very kind sponsors had supported the girls netball by providing new kits, especially for the tour and both the school and the girls are very grateful to Mrs Jordan of KCJ services and Mr Scarisbrick of JbLeitch Solicitors in Liverpool for their generosity.
22/3/13: Year 9 finished their netball season with a flourish.Playing for the first time against St Bedes from Ormskirk, the girls were understandably a little uncertain as to how they would fair against such a large school. Their concerns were clearly unfounded as they played some magnificent netball throughout both halves. A squad of 10 players was taken as they tried out different combinations of players in anticipation of their forthcoming tour to Condover Hall. This potentially could have thrown the team but it certainly was not a problem to this very gifted squad of girls. The final score of 14-0 was well deserved and the girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing against new opposition in a fabulous sports hall. St Bedes were most welcoming to us and we appreciated the effort they went to in order to provide us with as fixture before our tour.
The year end approaches
16/3/13: As the netball season begins to draw to a close Scarisbrick Hall's Year 7, 8 and 9 teams played one of their remaining fixtures against Formby High school. After weeks of cold weather with sub zero temperatures, it was a real pleasure to play our matches in glorious sunshine, such that selection of goals to shoot in proved to be significant as the glaring sun made shooting accuracy very difficult.
Year 7 came up against a tough team and although they played well they did not manage to win. Year 8 B lost heavily to the Formby side but as it turned out they had played the Formby A team so their loss was not as disappointing as it appeared.
Year 8 A team played very well and won their game 5-3, while year 9 A and B really played some superb netball, with the A team winning 14-0 and the B team winning 9-0.
This experience should help the girls as they prepare for the last tournaments of the year, to be played at Formby High and Range next week, after which all the girls will set off for a well earned weekend break at Condover Hall.
Tournament results will be posted in the next newsletter.
ISA Shield runners-up!
8/3/13: On Friday, Mrs Seddon and Mrs Powell took a group of girls from Years 5 and 6 to play in the annual High 5 ISA netball tournament at Hulme Hall Grammar School in Cheadle.
This event regularly sees some of the top ISA schools in the North of England compete for the coveted ISA shield.
The girls played some superb netball and after 3 consecutive wins at the start of the day our hopes were high. Rotating into different positions can cause great difficulty for girls of this age but they coped superbly and went on to win two further matches. They then came up against some very tough opposition from The Firs and Forest school. Losing both these games meant that the girls had to win their last two games to be in with a chance of a medal and they certainly rose to this challenge. Tired and mentally weary, the girls really showed their grit and determination and managed to produce two fine wins, enabling them to feel very positive about their final placing.
As we gathered in the school theatre at Hulme Hall for the presentation their was a feeling of great anticipation as we thought we might have gained third place. As the results were announced there was a tie for 3rd place and Brabyns school was awarded the place on goal difference. Our hearts sank as we thought we had been pipped at the post but to our amazement the name that was announced as 2013 ISA runners up was SCARISBRICK HALL. Mrs Powell and Mrs Seddon both nearly shed a tear as they were so proud of the girls' achievement.
Very well done to all the girls who took part.
Success in the ISA North Tournament
6/3/13: Grange School in Cheshire was the venue for this year's ISA Under 13 netball tournament. Our ever improving year 8 squad set off early on Wednesday morning for the trip to Grange and cheered on by their cheerful singing, we knew we were in for a fun day. Little did we know just how successful they were going to be.
Playing against 11 other schools from all over the North or England the Year 8 team played some of the best netball we have seen them play this year, rising to the challenges presented to them and securing 7 wins and three loses. The team defeated Bridgewater School, Cransley. Abbeygate, Hillcrest, Beech Hall, Hipperholme and Hulme Hall and were a real credit to themselves and our school.Their concentration and focus whilst playing over 2 and a half hours of competitive netball,was extremely impressive.
We were delighted to see their success after what has been a demanding two seasons for them. Often struggling to find their winning form in the past, today's tournament proves that with continued determination you can succeed.
Our team was placed 4th in the ISA schools in the North of England and that really is something to be proud of. Very well done to all who took part.
5/3/13: Year 5 and 6 played two netball matches during the course of this week. Monday saw us host Birkdale Primary school at Scarisbrick. The girls played well and started to produce some well co ordinated passing moves down the court. They had many shooting chances and nearly scored a number of goals but sadly did not come out on the winning side.
On Tuesday we travelled in glorious Spring sunshine to Farnborough Road school, one of the largest primary schools in the country. Although we knew we were up against a very stiff opposition, we went in with a great attitude and following some fantastic passing and excellent marking were only two goals behind at half time. The girls continued to play well in the second half and although they ended up losing 5-0, they should be very proud of their performance and the great praise they received from the watching teachers and spectators.
Netting a victory!
7/2/13: This afternoon saw the return fixture for our netball teams against Meols Cop High School. Always a highly competitive fixture, it was great to see some real grit and determination shown by our girls.
All the teams played well but a particular mention should be made about Year 8 who played some superb netball to win 12-0. The year 8B team played really well and were very close to securing a win, only losing 3-4 in the dying moments of the game. Year 8 have worked so hard to develop their skills and this result was so well deserved, we are very proud of you.
Year 7A demonstrated that they are going to become a talented group of netballers. They worked hard to secure their 4-3 win and really demonstrated the basic skills we have focused on to achieve this victory. The Year 7 B team played well and despite the result of their game they should all be proud of the way they played, with a special congratulations to the 3 year 6 girls who helped us out on the day.
Year 9 A and B continue to play well. The A team won 6-0 and considering the challenges they faced against this team, they performed briliantly . The B team ended up slightly depleted through injury and illness but still worked hard and had moments of inspiration during the game.
I was extremely proud of all the girls and they continued to represent Scarisbrick Hall School in the manner we would expect.
Very well done to you all.
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