Nottinghamshire School Games Netball County Finals
Wow! What a special occasion this was!
Our first team to ever be champions of Mansfield in any sport for Berry Hill and to represent us at the County Finals is a tremendous achievement. Our Year 6 netball team should be hugely proud of themselves for reaching the finals. We are so proud of you all!
The girls (and their many supporters!) gave up their free time during our school inset day to jump on the bus to Nottingham at 8.45am. The team were really excited and looking forward to a great day ahead. On arrival, they were welcomed by an Opening Ceremony for the start of the School Games Finals before competitions began. The team with their nervous excitement, entered their first game well but were unfortunately beaten. However, the girls came back stronger and after a team talk from our coaches Millie and Anais, the team grew in confidence in what was a very tough competition. Goals were scored against the very best teams from across the County and the competition was challenging.
It wasn’t to be for our girls to finish in the medals this time but they knew that they had played well and given their best which is all anyone can ask of them. We are tremendously proud of each and every one of the girls and we hope that they continue to play netball in the future with the possibility of a Mansfield Youth Team being set-up and with some of our girls even being scouted during the competition itself!
A massive thank you to the team for ALL of their hard-work during every match and to their supporters who have been there to cheer the girls along the way too! Thanks also go to Miss Pickering and Mrs Clayton for accompanying the girls to the event and we wish Mrs Gascoigne a speedy recovery from her own netball injury! A final BIG thank you to Millie and Anais Johnson, our two netball coaches from Samworth Academy who have worked brilliantly with the team through training and competitions, you’ve been excellent girls and we really appreciate your help.
Once again, congratulations to our netball girls. You will always be champions to us and thank you for being so wonderful!
Mansfield Netball Champions 2017!
From a very proud Mrs Kendall