Netball

Welcome to the Netball reports page of the School website, match reports and/ or scores will be posted here as soon as possible as they are received.

 

Week 8 - Saturday 24 June

Senior A defeated Concordia 54 – 39 

This was the Senior A’s first win for the season and it was thoroughly deserved. Once again their defensive pressure, especially in the second half, was absolutely exemplary and this is what won the match. The girls were able to convert their turnovers to goals, even when the scores were very tight. The girls should be commended for their fantastic efforts. 

Best players: Laura Argy, Abbey Creaser & Sophie Zuill

 

Hannah Lewis (Senior A&B Assistant Coach) 

 

Senior B defeated by Concordia 35 - 53 

This week, some of the girls were given the challenge of playing out of their comfort zones and trying out some new positions. These changes worked well, and have given the team some more options with regard to how the opposition is playing and the team adapting to that. Concordia was unfortunately too strong today however the girls showed some pleasing improvements in their decision-making under pressure. 

Best players: Lillie Bailey

 

Hannah Lewis (Senior A&B Assistant Coach) 

 

Senior C defeated Concordia 51 - 21 

A brilliant game from the girls, who displayed a great deal of sportsmanship and stayed focused despite the great margin. Amazing goal scoring by all 3 of our goalies, with few misses and a great number of rebounds! The girls excelled at scoring off turnovers and making the most of the ball, taking their time and resulting in a goal - something we have struggled with in the past. The constant rebounding and intercepts from defence, as well as the pressure the entire way down the court, assisted this impressive score line. 

The girls are definitely responding to the feedback I am giving them at both trainings and games, with a notable improvement in their determination for the ball and reoffering (give and go). I would also like to note the development of teamwork, backing each other up, and encouraging. Enjoy the break girls, and be ready to start up Term 3 with a bang! 

Best Players: Whitney Dolling, Isabel Oreo

 

Emily Johnson (Senior C Coach)

 

10A defeated Seymour B 60 - 13 

The 10A team had another strong win this weekend against Seymour, scoring 60 goals. With every player using their scanning skills that we have developed at training, the game was very steady and we did not give many turnovers away. Furthermore, we had fantastic shooting as always from our attackers and some great feeding from the centre court. In a game much more competitive than the score reflects, our circle defence and full court defensive skills were crucial in the many turnovers we picked up and the large margin we ended up winning by. Great game by all.  

Best Players: Anna Molony, Maddi Woolley

 

Sophie Perkins and Maddy Kurpita (Year 10 AB Netball Coaches) 

 

 

10B defeated Pembroke (2) 35 - 16 

After a slow start with an injury, the 10B side got right back into it and had a great win on Saturday, defeating Pembroke by 19 goals. With fantastic defence all down the court, the year 10B team worked hard to increase their lead each quarter. It is great to see the girls thinking about timing their leads as we have worked on in training and ensuring that there are three leads to the ball during the game. Fantastic circle defence was followed by strong leads to take the ball down the court after a turnover. We now need to work on creating space and not crowding each other during play. A great game to end the term. 

Best Players: Eleanor Champion, Elyce Borrelli

 

Sophie Perkins and Maddy Kurpita (Year 10 AB Netball Coaches)

 

 

9A/B defeated by Concordia 

With several year 9 girls absent, the 9A and 9B side combined to put up a gallant fight against a very strong Concordia 9A side. Though the score doesn't show it, the girls worked tirelessly throughout the game and executed some perfect transitions down the court. Playing both ends of the court, Maggie was a strong figure throughout the game and read the ball incredibly well, allowing her to intercept the ball multiple times. Imogen, playing WA, gave her opponent a tough job and was frequently open for the easy pass. Abby and Kahlia were both trying to implement the defensive techniques taught by Michelle den Dekker. Great work girls, Charlotte and I can't wait for next term! 

Best Players: Maggie Bailey, Imogen Booth, Abby Elgar, Kahlia Gilbert

 

Eliza Smith & Charlotte Sexton (Year 9 A&B Netball Coach)

 

9B team forfeited this week due to lack of numbers

 

 

8A defeated by Concordia 31 - 43 

The girls had a great start to the game, playing strong error-free netball in the first quarter. However, the opposition team proved to strong for the remainder of the game, gradually picking up their skills and overtaking the lead. In saying that, the girls did not drop the intensity of their game, nor their fight for the ball, throughout the game which we, as their coaches, were really impressed with. The girls also made strong leads and good use of loose balls in the last quarter, resulting in a few extra goals to reduce Concordia's lead. We were really excited to see the set plays we practiced at training worked throughout the game and are looking forward to the rest of the season. 

Best players: Olivia Young, Liza Molony

 

Ashlea Svetlichny and Beatrice McDowell (Year 8 A&B Netball Coaches)

 

8B defeated by Concordia 18 - 37 

The girls came up against a very strong and tall team today. However, to their credit, they never dropped their heads, and put in 100% effort the whole game. Pleasing was the defensive pressure on the ball resulting in a good number of turnovers, now we just need to convert those turnovers into goals! We would also like to make a special mention of the strong performance by Tiarn in goals. Leading to space, passing in front and correct decision making are the skills we need to improve in the second half of the season. 

Best players: Tiarn Verhulst, Emily Tinkler and Stephanie Mifsud

 

Ashlea Svetlichny and Beatrice McDowell (Year 8 A&B Netball Coaches)

 

7A defeated by Concordia 13 - 19

This week our game was against Concordia and I said to the girls at training, "I feel our first win this week, I feel it in my bones". Unfortunately, after an 0-8 first quarter, I wasn't feeling the win! After many positional changes the girls started to put into play the many things they have learned so far, and we started to create turnovers all over the court, resulting in many goals. The full team effort was great.  Our final score was a loss of 13-19 but I certainly think our determination, effort and “never give up” attitude gave us our first "win".

Special effort mentions this week to Maddy, Sarah and Amelia. 

Best players: Madison Schubert, Sarah de Jong, Amelia Brett

 

Tricia Crockford (Year 7A Netball Coach)

 

 

 7B defeated by Concordia 6 - 26 

This was another tough game for the 7B team. Some small errors such as dropping balls and stepping gave Concordia an advantage and they were able to score off our mistakes. The girls’ ball skills and game knowledge is really developing which is allowing me to try new combinations and give players a go in different positions. The girls are always positive, show fantastic sportsmanship and always try their hardest regardless of the score. Thank you to Laura for staying back and playing a full game to help us out. Thank you also to the parents for supporting and scoring/ timing each week, it really is appreciated. 

Best players: Larissa Henshall, Addi Schwartz, Rachel Craddock

 

Sara Crockford (Year 7B Netball Coach)

 

Week 7 - 17 June

Pulteney Senior A defeated by Seymour 40 - 48 

This game showed admirable determination from the girls. At the end of the 2nd quarter, Pulteney was down by 15 goals after a major blow out in the first half due to multiple unforced errors and a lack of pressure all over the court. After a few positional changes, the girls’ intensity picked up, especially in defence, and they played some of the best netball of all season to become within 5 goals during the 3rd and 4th quarters. 

Best players: Pippa Adkins, Abbey Creaser & Natasha Holmes 

Hannah Lewis (Senior A&B Assistant Coach)

 

Pulteney Senior B defeated by Seymour 20 - 49 

This game was unfortunately lost in the first half. The margins blew out too far, and this was mainly due to again a major number of errors and being unable to get the ball into the goal circle.  However, the girls drew in the last quarter with Seymour, once again proving that they will remain competitive no matter what the margin, which is extremely pleasing to see. 

Best players: Maddi Ashby, Sophie Radford & Claire Churchill

Hannah Lewis (Senior A&B Assistant Coach)

 

Pulteney Senior C defeated by Seymour 51 - 21 

A brilliant game from the girls, who displayed a great deal of sportsmanship and stayed focused despite the great margin. Amazing goal scoring by all 3 of our goalies, with few misses and a great number of rebounds! The girls excelled at scoring off turnovers and making the most of the ball, taking their time and resulting in a goal - something we have struggled with in the past. The constant rebounding and intercepts from defence, as well as the pressure the entire way down the court, assisted this impressive score line. 

The girls are definitely responding to the feedback I am giving them at both trainings and games, with a notable improvement in their determination for the ball and reoffering (give and go). I would also like to note the development of teamwork, backing each other up, and encouraging. Enjoy the break girls, and be ready to start up Term 3 with a bang! 

Best Players: Whitney Dolling, Isabel Oreo 

Emily Johnson (Senior C Coach)

 

Pulteney 10A defeated Pembroke 84 - 15 

Another obvious strong win for the 10A team this weekend! With a target of 90 goals, the girls continued to play their own game and move the ball extremely well through to their attack from defence. Its clear that the girls are using new and improved skills, which they have developed at training. Our defence was once again very strong in turning the ball over and our shooters shot accurately, which is most definitely demonstrated by the score. 

Although the opposition was not as strong, the girls continued to play appropriate netball and set themselves targets for each quarter.  

Best Players: Chelsea Goodes 

Sophie Perkins and Maddy Kurpita (Year 10 AB Netball Coaches)

 

Pulteney 10B defeated Seymour 26 - 20 

With an early start and exam period underway, the 10B girls came out very tired on Saturday morning. Although the girls warmed up well, they finished the first quarter being only one goal up. They agreed that their intensity was lacking and that the number of forward leads towards the ball was very minimal. The girls went out fighting in the second half and finished the game with a 6 goal lead. Although our shooting was not as accurate as other Saturdays, our two superstar defenders, Eleanor and Beck, worked hard to keep us in the game. They continued to create turnovers and stopped the opposition from scoring on a number of occasions. Well done defence! You should be very proud of yourselves. Overall, another good win for the 10B team. The competition gives us something to work on at training! 

Best Players: Eleanor Champion, Beck Hume 

Sophie Perkins and Maddy Kurpita (Year 10 AB Netball Coaches)