U13 Read v Queen Margarets U14C
On Saturday 25th March Read Under 13s played the last match of the netball season against Queen Margaret’s. After a quick warm up and team talk we began the match. We got off to a great start by scoring two goals however, Queen Margaret’s came back by scoring a goal. We then managed to slip in another goal before the whistle blew! In the second quarter everyone was hot due to the weather, but we were determined to play our best. Libby Ansdell helped us score the two goals but Queen Margaret’s had scored as well. Going into the third quarter we knew we had to keep trying. We played hard and with good defensive play from Gabby Athraby, Olivia Crossley and Lily Handforth we had stopped a lot of goals from getting in! We had scored, but Queen Margaret’s weren’t going to stop trying so they scored twice. In the last quarter Queen Margaret’s managed to equal out the scores at one point. The shooters, Martha Love and Polly Brooks were under pressure to score. All our hard work had paid off as we scored two goals! The final score was 8-7 to the Read girls, Gabby Athraby was given player of the match.

Georgia Beaumont (U13 Captain)


U15 B Read v Queen Margarets U15C
It was the final match of the season and a great opportunity to involve a few girls who haven’t played yet. We watched the Queen Margaret’s girls warm-up and felt nervous as they all looked quite agile and strong. However, I told the girls to play their game and do the best they can. After the first quarter we were in the lead with four goals from Grace Handforth and Abi Senior. This lead was continued in the second quarter with Lucy Barrick trying her shooting skills out. In the third quarter we went ten goals in the lead and it was evident that we needed to balance the game up and enable everyone to feel like they were being challenged. This is when we sent Amy Lister into shoot and despite not playing in a shooting position all season, she still managed to sink quite a few shots! Amy McLellan and Isla McLellan held up the the defence and it was great to see them playing enthusiastically. Holly Langdale was a confident Centre court player who shows improvements week in and week out. Overall, we held the lead of 10 goals, with the final goals being even in the last quarter of six a piece. Resulting in a 19-9 win to Read.
A great season girls.
I do want to mention how immensely proud I am of all the girls this term who have continued to represent the school impeccably, turning out every weekend with commitment and determination. A message for you:
You are all what makes my job so satisfying, seeing you all grow as sports performers, but maybe more importantly as individuals who show that you can be gracious, cooperative, honest, self-disciplined, reliable, flexible and great communicators. When I make decisions that maybe you don’t agree with, you now start to understand. All these attributes will be important in your future and I am very lucky to be part of this journey along with all your other teachers, parents and people you have in your life.
Have a wonderful time over Easter……..but it wouldn’t hurt to get some practice in for the rounders season!
Mrs Prosser