On Monday, all of our netball teams alongside St James’s travelled to Bolton School to play the opening league matches of the year in a triangular fixture. Against strong Bolton squads, Sharples were unable to gain a victory, however the improvement from last year was evident in the closer score lines. After dusting themselves down, the Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 team faced St James’s where they showcased some brilliant netball.
The Year 8s came away with a 4-3 win, the Year 9s with some excellent attacking work from Evie A-S, Izzy F and Agnes M managed a comfortable 11-5 victory and the Year 10s secured a further win of 16-13 with Cherie U the stand out player.
A special mention must also go to the Year 7 team. After only a couple of training sessions, the girls represented Sharples brilliantly in their first senior school match. Although the girls were quite nervous at the beginning, they soon settled and started to play some good netball. The team demonstrated great determination and teamwork. A great effort, girls!
Next week Year 7 and Year 8 face King’s on Tuesday with Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 against Thornleigh on Thursday.