U12

EAGLES U12A v ROYALS

Final Score: Eagles 36 - Royals 17

Venue: Windsor Girls School

Date: Sunday 23 September 2018

A resounding team effort resulting in a convincing win by Eagles.

Eagles were strong in the 1st quarter and dominated play. The team certainly had a fighting spirit. With excellent passing and much Eagles’ possession, the girls played at a fast and furious pace. The determined defenders worked hard throughout the whole game but gave the opposition very few chances in this quarter. They intercepted many Royals’ passes. Conversely, Eagles shooters capitalised on their opportunities, which were created by a strong centre third, and the quarter finished 12-3.

Royals came out stronger in the 2nd quarter and the game was much more balanced. The ball moved end to end, with each team scoring, and the tension built. Footwork faults were punished but the overall flow of the game was not disrupted. The match became more exciting with great passing and several turnovers. The score in the quarter was level pegging until a late flourish from Eagles. The quarter finished with an overall score of 21-9.

Eagles started the quarter well and landed the first 3 goals. Eagles’ defenders were on fire and prevented Royals from scoring early on. Royals then clawed back 3 goals from sustained effort. The centre third worked hard and it was a game of cat and mouse with both teams playing well. Overall score at the end of the quarter 27-14.

The final quarter started with early pressure from Royals, who scored first. Eagles then levelled. The defence stayed strong and there were many interceptions which kept Royals at bay. Meanwhile, plenty of ball was reaching the shooters who played tactically and passed wisely. They took their opportunities and Eagles scored well to finished on top and widen the scoreline. The match score finished at 36-17.


U12A Eagles v Magnet

Final score Eagles 57 - 14 Magnet.

Venue: Windsor Girls School

Date: Sunday 6th January 2019

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The Eagles looked rested after the Christmas break and took an early lead with three goals in quick succession. This gave the team confidence and gameplay flowed as the ball was passed from end to end with ease. There was solid marking by the Eagles’ defence but Magnet persisted and scored regularly throughout the quarter. Magnet’s Goalkeeper made several impressive blocks to deny Eagles and there were several long range goals from the Magnet’s shooter.

However, the Eagles’ attackers took their chances and the goals started to add up. There was sustained pressure from Eagles’ Wing Attack. 

The quarter finished Eagles 11 - 6 Magnet.

Eagles were relentless in the second quarter and there was a flurry of early goals by the Eagles’ shooters. Magnet started the quarter with passion and scored an amazing goal but Eagles were moving the ball quickly and were keeping possession. Eagles passed the ball accurately and there was plenty of interception by Eagles’ Centre. Eagles’ Wing Attack was proving pivotal to the game and Eagles continued to score time and time again.

The Eagles’ centre third worked hard to feed the ball back to the attackers; their passing, timing and footwork was solid and flawless. The game was fast moving with plenty of action and although Magnet were working very hard, the strength of the Eagles’ defenders shone through. Wing Defence was playing solidly too. The quarter finished with another outstanding goal from Magnet.

The quarter finished Eagles 28 - 10 Magnet.

Magnet were the first to score but once again Eagles dominated at the start of the quarter. Magnet’s defenders were applying much pressure and the Eagles shooters had to work harder to score. Magnet then started to take control, held possession and they scored several goals. The game then became a little rushed and both sides missed opportunities. Penalties were awarded to both sides.

The quarter finished Eagles 40 - 14 Magnet.

Magnet played with determination in the last quarter but Eagles were motivated to increase the goal difference. The Eagles were unstoppable and every member of the team played their part with conviction. Eagles continued to score regularly throughout the quarter and the shooters took more risk with some long range balls. 

Rebecca Perry was Player of the Match. Well done!

Overall an exciting game to watch with both teams playing really well.

Eagles U12A v B's Sky

Final score Eagles 37 : 29 B’s Sky

Eagles U12A Soar to the Summit

10th February 2019, St Neots School was the venue that Eagles U12A won what will probably prove to be their toughest fixture of the season, beating B’s Sky by 37-29.

The game started with even possession between the sides, and perhaps a few signs of nerves in this 'must win' fixture, as a number of passes were mis-placed, and despite having a lead of four at one point, the score was only 9-7 to the away side by the end of the first quarter.

B’s started the second quarter strongly and with Eagles conceding a number of chances, they were slightly fortunate to increase their lead to 16-13 at half time.

In the third quarter Eagles got a grip of the game, with greater possession. The goal shooting continued to be of a high standard, with the percentages of both teams very strong. The third quarter finished with the score at 25-21, with Eagles having increased their lead by one point each quarter.

The team showed great energy in the final quarter and girl of the game Rebecca Perry kept her composure as the score finished 37-29, leaving Eagles set to be perched on top of the league table.

A great match, thank you B’s!

A great match, thank you B’s!

Eagles U12 v Newbury 

Final Score:  Eagles 40 – 7 Newbury. (W)

Eagles started strongly with immediate intercept from Newbury’s centre and we’re off the blocks; Kiera, Helena and Dane were a solid wall at the back not allowing Newbury into the D until well into the quarter whilst Marta linked up brilliantly with the two Charlottes and Annabel scoring almost every shot.  Newbury’s GS is the main danger and she does manage to score twice from her only 2 shots.  12-2 at the end of Q1.

Eagles U12 v Newbury

Final Score: Eagles 41 v Newbury 20 (W)

Our U12’s took on a spirited Newbury this afternoon.  The girls got into their stride quickly with both Charlotte and Marta scoring in the opening 2 minutes.   The first quarter was all about Kiera and Eden incepting, Annabel to Izzy to Charlotte and Marta.  Marta taking balls at full stretch to bring up 10 in the first quarter, which ended 14-2 Eagles.

Pontins 2017: Eagles U12 Runners up

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Well done to our amazing U12 squad for giving us a weekend to remember!

This is our second year attending the Pontins tournament, which is recognised for hosting some of the best netball teams in the country.

We started on Saturday with our group matches. Our group looked tough and we had to be on form from the start. The girls rose to the challenge and showed great determination and desire.

Poole were our first opponents and we knew we had to start well. We warmed up and an early pasta lunch helped us to a great win. Turnford A were also expected to challenge us and we continued our form keeping up the pressure to the end and winning again. Thameside, as expected, was a very hard match but we never stopped challenging and fighting.

Having made it through those first three tough matches our heads were up and our confidence growing. We continued our good form winning all of our remaining games. We ended the day unbeaten, finishing second in the group only on goal difference.

  • Vs Poole gems 7-2 win
  • Vs Turnford A 6-4 win
  • Vs Tameside 5-5 draw
  • Vs Finch B 10-0 win
  • Vs Hatfield White 6-1 win
  • Vs Alfabets A 17-0 win
  • Vs Dreams 6-0 win

Day 2 saw us taking on local Berks rivals Woodley, for our first match. We continued our form from the day before and won convincingly 8-3. We then had to play Conquerors Mohawks, who were unknown to us, and had to cope with driving rain in the second half. We had set ourselves up well in the first half, so despite the elements,  we again won 5-2. We won our final group game against Turnford B (who were group winners from the previous day) 11-1 to top the group and ease into the quarter final.

Our quarter final opponents were Turnford A again. We knew we had beaten them on Sat in a very tough match. We suspected they would come back even stronger, which they did. The girls had to fight hard and showed great resilience and desire to come back from losing the first half 4-1 to win the game by one goal 7-6. We were in the semi-final!

We played our semi final against a committed and determined Hatfield Purple side. The adrenaline was pumping, the parents were screaming! The girls had to raise their netball to a new level and despite a  battering and a bruising we won 5-3 and we had reached the final.

Oldham were our final opponents, a nationally recognised club.  We fought hard to the end with spirited and gutsy play. Due credit to Oldham, they played impressive, competitive netball and beat us 9-3. We probably could have scored a few more goals to reduce the margin, but the result would have not been in doubt.

The under 12s without doubt played probably their most spirited and gutsy netball against some of the best recognised clubs nationally. They should all be very proud of themselves.

Well done to our U12 squad Abi, Amarise, Lucy F, Ella, Melinda, Keshni, Lucy B., Florence, Jo, Phoenix, Tori and Ines for a fantastic weekend of netball.

Thank you to Neil and Maria, Livvy and Maisie for all your expert coaching, and thank you to our chalet mums, Ana, Melinda, Ranj and Odette for looking after the girls and feeding them pasta and chocolate brownies to fuel their success. Thank you to Wendy for keeping the score all weekend.

Enjoy a well deserved rest. See you in 2 weeks at Dreams!

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Eagles U12 vs Magnets

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Final Score: Eagles 49 v Magnet 7

Our Eagles U12 girls had a great match this morning against Magnets, the final league match of the season. There was a full turn out from the girls again with some great periods of play, excellent passing, efficient defending and shooting resulting in a well deserved win.

The U12 team are therefore unbeaten and winners of the Berkshire league for the second year running, having scored over 400 goals this season.

Well done to all our girls who have consistently come along to training every Friday and to matches on Sundays. Every single one of you has played a major part towards this success.

Thank you also to Neil and Maria and all the coaching staff for all your hard work and support over this season.

Thank you to all our parents and siblings who consistently come along to matches to support and transport and help with scoring and timing.

We look forward to lots of tournaments after Easter!