Girls’ U14A Netball v Portsmouth High School, 05.02.2020

By Chloe Nicklin, Head of Netball

A lovely game of netball against a good Portsmouth High School (PHS) side.

The first quarter saw an extremely unsettled Bedales side making simple mistakes in passing and footwork. The score reflected this, with Bedales drawing the first quarter 4-4. As Bedales moved into the second quarter, they started to settle and were moving towards the ball and making correct passing decisions. By half time, Bedales were coming into their stride.

As the temperature started to drop, Bedales settled into play and pulled away from the PHS side. Ottilie played a strong Wing Defence, making numerous interceptions and tips. Rebekah and Lola showed brilliant improvement in their movement in and out of the circle. Sage brought great energy to the game as Centre, making numerous tips.

Even with a cold, Issy R came on as Goal Keeper and made many tips and interceptions, with Captain Maddie Farley in and around the circle. Izzy L played brilliantly as Wing Defence, turning the ball over on many occasions. Nell drove towards the ball well throughout the game, creating space for not only her, but her team mates as well.

The final score was 18-10, with Sage and Maddie both selected as Most Valuable Players (MVPs) by PHS. Looking forward to continuing to work with the U14s and seeing them progress throughout the season.