Over the last few weeks UAK students have been taking part in the Newcastle Schools District Netball Tournaments.
They attend training every week and have played league matches earlier in the year.
The first to play were the Under 16 girls. The Year 10’s and Year 11’s formed separate teams to play in this tournament. Both teams played superbly and really improved over the course of the tournament. This was the Year 11’s last ever game for UAK, and so was quite emotional. It has been a pleasure to teach the Year 11 girls and I wish them every success in the future and hope that they continue with netball in their further education.
The Year 8 girls were next to play. They have only played together a few times, but were so excited and enthusiastic about the tournament. Their performance improved with each game they played, and by the end they looked like a well-oiled machine.
Despite not placing in the tournaments, the girls improved their performances and have grown in confidence; that is the ethos of school sport.
Mrs Castrey commented: “I am incredibly proud of the girls and the way that they conduct themselves at these tournaments. It has been lovely to see how the girls have grown in confidence with every match. They are a real credit to the school and themselves!”