On Saturday 15 March 2014, 16 local schools competed in the annual Newark Hi5 Netball tournament at John Hunt school. We entered our U11 team, captained by Poppy.
Undefeated in their qualifying group, scoring the maximum possible 35 points (ie 7×5 points for each win), only one goal was scored against them in their group matches. Similar victory in quarter and semi-finals with no goals scored against them. Only when we met Barnby Road A in the final were we a goal down and despite many attempts in our D we just couldn’t convert our opportunities into goals. Our final score was 3-1 to Barnby Road A. After five hours of netball I’m sure that they were exhausted.
Our team was Rosie S, Jess, Mollie, Kitty, Alice, Poppy (C) and Rosie-Mae. Rosie S got man of the match in the final, which speaks volumes as she was on the losing team. Poppy was a superb captain, encouraging the girls all the way.