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Beacons vs Eclipse

Beacons vs Eclipse

Beacons vs Eclipse Local Derby Matches

On Wednesday 21st February we invited a local team Eclipse, to come down to our Wednesday Dulwich training Academy and play a game against our Year 7s and 8s. We had already played a friendly against Eclipse last year with a mixed team from both Academies and they enjoyed it so much they came back again! Eclipse brought along 2 teams, this meant out Year 7s played against the U12 team and the Year 8s played against the U14 team.

Having won the U12 game previously and lost the U14 game it was all to play for. The U12 team had a shaky start losing the first quarter 4-1, but with a shift around we were fighting back in the 2nd quarter and ended halftime 9-6 to Eclipse. We struggled to get the ball into the shooters which meant, unfortunately, we lost this game 15-8. The girls fought right until the very end and we witnessed some lovely match play. The U14s game was well contested from the off, some lovely netball was played and Beacons were defending brilliantly, we finished half time 7-6 up! It was a tense second half but our shooters worked tirelessly to get into a good position to pop the shot in which meant we finished the game 15-10 to Beacons!

All the girls put in a great performance which made it really hard to pick a player of the match for either team. Special mention to Belle, Millie Lottie and Nina for their great performances in the first match as well as Frieda and Monika in the 2nd match. We were amazed by the improvement from the girls and were delighted to see how well they conducted themselves during match play.

Winter Worshops

Winter Worshops

Return of the Beacons Winter Workshops

The end of another year saw the return of our winter workshops, we had a very exciting and successful school holidays with 4 workshops taking place.

We have had the pleasure of coaching over 100 girls across these workshops, including returning members and lots of new faces. During our workshop days, we had mini-workshops on attacking, defending, shooting and even footwork and landing skills. We also played a few Christmasy netball related games which all the girls jumped right into and all seemed to really enjoy, especially the snowman game! We managed to get in lots of match play which as we all know is the players favourite part of the day and they all put the skills they had learnt during the day into the match play which was fantastic to see.

We look forward to the workshops in the February Half Term and Easter Holidays!

Beacons U12’s Crowned Champions!

Beacons U12’s Crowned Champions!

U12’s Crowned Champions!

Our U12 squad had their league finals on Saturday 6th of May. The team were nervous but determined and have been working hard towards this day all season.

We started the match a little shaky with some wild passes and silly decision making which unfortunately led to Telstars taking an early lead. However after we settled into the game we started to play our game of netball, using the space on court and moving the ball quickly between players.

It was great to see the communication both on and off the court from the whole squad who worked and worked to make the most of every opportunity. With some great defence and turn overs we were able to catch up the score and draw level during the final quarter. We continued to push forward, determined to score another goal and another. After a thrilling 40 minutes of netball the final whistle went with a score of 13-11 to Beacons!

The team and supporters were ecstatic and the squad were awarded with their thoroughly deserved gold medals. An outstanding performance from this amazing team. They have had such a wonderful season and have showed both talent and maturity beyond their years! I am so proud of this squad who have been a pleasure to coach. I am certain that these girls will continue to thrive and develop their netball even further.

Thank you to all the supporters who came to watch the game, you are a hugely appreciated part of the Beacons Family!

Beacons U14’s League Finals

Beacons U14’s League Finals

U14’s League Finals

On Saturday 6th May the U14 squad faced Raiders in the League finals. Having worked hard all season the team warmed up with a determined and focused attitude and were ready for the challenge.

The game started well with our defenders making valuable interceptions and the attackers delivering the ball to our shooters effectively. Lucy and Katie calmly converted the goals and as the first half of the game progressed we gained a 2 goal lead.

The second half was more challenging with a change around from the opposition team our shooters were suddenly under substantial pressure playing against a very tall and dominating GK. Despite our best effort to maintain our rhythm Raiders crept the scoreline back and in the last quarter inched ahead. The team worked tirelessly to win the ball and played excellent netball but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to win the game. We lost narrowly by 1 goal putting us in second place for the season.

Overall an incredible achievement for this young and talented team who should all be proud of their shiny silver medals! They have been a pleasure to work with all season and I am excited to see these girls continue to progress and develop in the years to come!

Thank you to all the supporters who came to watch the game, you are a hugely appreciated part of the Beacons Family!

Mini Beacons Madness

Mini Beacons Madness

Mini Beacons Training Session

On Friday we had a another fantastic training session with our Mini Beacons… this week we were working on our footwork as well as our man to man defending skills.

This energetic and enthusiastic bunch of girls have already learnt so much and are great fun to work with!

Watch this space these guys could be the stars of the future!