Nifty Netballers

1st May 2016

Maulden Lower School invited Russell to play in their Netball tournament on Saturday the 7th May 2016.  Six teams in total took part.  It was an early start and all twelve girls arrived, nervous but excited!


We entered two teams because we have a large amount of players.  In Diamonds, the girls’ names were: Emily Pedder, Phoebe Davis, Betsy Bliss, Grace Bateson, Livvy Dear and Lydia Halsey and Sapphire had Zoe Gregory, Isla Tomlin, Mady Rookwood, Milly Davies, Elise Knight and Libbie Williams.


Each team played five games over a period of three hours.  All girls played their best and showed persistence and determination on court.  We created space by using the triangle method and we were very energetic, passing the ball to each other.  We all supported and encouraged the other Russell team by cheering, on the sidelines.


Many special memories were made. We had some great shooters with Isla being our “super shooter” scoring five goals in one game! We had determined defenders and incredible interceptors who were Phoebe, Emily, Livvy, Zoe and Libbie. Agile attackers helped to move the ball swiftly – they were Betsy, Grace, Lydia, Milly, Elise and Mady.


Our coaches were very proud of us – for both our play and sportsmanship.  Russell Diamonds finished joint 2nd on 17 points and Sapphires came 4th, scoring 11 points.


We had a brilliant morning and are really looking forward to two more tournaments before the end of year four.  Let’s hope we can bring some medals back to Russell!



Isla Tomlin                                         Phoebe Davis                                    Mady Rookwood