Coach: Mrs Ferrand
Training Night: Monday
Matches: Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays
Senior Netball Report 2012-13
The 2013 season has certainly been one to remember, partly due to the significant snow fall preventing some matches going ahead but mostly due the players themselves. The girls have been full of enthusiasm, committed to training and matches, determined and keen to progress their tactical game play as well their physical game; all of this combined has meant it was an absolute joy to coach them. This is the first year we have played up some of our talented U16 players to strengthen the Senior Squad. Emma Falconer and Gina Steel have both been a real asset to the team this year, offering strength and consistency on the court.
The season started well with a comfortable win against Ryde closely followed by a win against Bryanston, and a respectable 3rd place in the annual HCS tournament. The girls suffered their first defeat against Dauntseys, with a couple of key players out due to illness and injury it enabled the girls to show off their versatility. Although they played hard up to the final whistle with the winning goal within their grasp at several points throughout the game, they couldn’t quite keep their stride to secure the win.
The season continued with the girls facing tough opposition from Peter Symonds resulting in their second loss but the team worked hard at training and pulled together to end the season with three wins on the trot. A particular highlight was beating PGS in a very tough and tightly fought match. The team’s final match saw the return of the Old Edwardians side. The experience and strength of the side consisting of ex-KES pupils meant it was going to be a close game. Both sides played some outstanding netball, demonstrating great skill and pace. The match resulted in the current KES 1st Team winning the game 33-28.
After many years of commitment to School Netball it was no surprise that Olivia Ellis fulfilled the role as 1st Team Captain in her true exemplary style. Her leadership throughout the season has been second to none and her continued support for the sport at the School has not gone unrecognised. I would like to thank Olivia for all that she has done for Netball during her time at KES.
Well done girls,
Mrs Ferrand (Head of Netball)