The U10’s set off for their first experience of competing at the annual Pontins Netball Tournament. This summer they were competing as U11’s, so this year was all about gaining exposure to the completive environment.
On the first day, they started fantastically, winning their first match. But they where in a tough group and so struggled with the rest of the matches against some strong and indeed much taller U11 teams.
They played well to win their penultimate match of the day against Worchester and went on to be placed in the plate aspect of the competition on the Sunday.
Saturday afternoon was spent enjoying the variety of activities around Pontins. swimming in the pool and lounging in their chalets.
Sunday morning they again started strongly and ended the day playing 4 games and winning 2 of them to finish third in their group and just missing out on progressing to the quarter finals.
The girls really enjoyed the weekend and what they learnt and saw from other teams and can’t wait for the new season to start (after their summer holidays obviously) and to go back next year as U11’s and see how well they can do.