Player Match Report #1
Status: U12 Squad Captain
Beacons U12 vs Eclipse White
· Saturday 22nd September
· Beacons U12 vs Eclipse White
· Score: 18-2
“This match was on a cold rainy day. So much in fact, we couldn’t hold
the ball properly! But that didn’t stop us from having a great match. We
had no subs on the day, so everyone played a full 40mins. It warmed us
up! The match went very smoothly and we all played up to standard. The
rain didn’t stop us!”
· Saturday 29th September
· Beacons U12 vs Swanley White
· Score: 48-0
“Today was the opposite weather to last week. The sun was shining, and we
were all determined to play a good, fun game. The other team didn’t have
enough players to play a full team, as one of the players sadly got
injured at the start of the first quarter – one of our team had to step
in for each quarter. I also played GA which I don’t usually play so the
match was fun! Everyone played very, very well.”
Lois joined Beacons when she was in Year 5, and it was clear to see what talent she showed on the court. Her determination to shine through paid off when after a year, Lois was selected, a year early in Year 6, to the U12 squad. Having been in the Squad line up for two years now, Lois has risen to the challenge and is embracing her position as Captain. Not only is Lois a rising Netball Star she is also a U13 County Athlete. GO LOIS!
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.
On Thursday 30th November two teams of our Beacons Academy players travelled to Langley Park to play in friendly fixtures against a local club called Eclipse.
Our Yr6&7 mixed U12 team were very excited to be representing Beacons in a fixture and put on a fantastic performance. The girls started well, working the ball to circle edge and putting the shooters in a great position, as well our defence working well as a unit. We then came on even stronger having warmed up into the game and put on a great show for the spectators of fantastic movement, skill and brilliant shooting. We ended half time 12-3 up, fantastic! We had a bit of a dip in the third quarter as Eclipse defence was working really hard to keep the ball out of our shooting third, we went into the final quarter 13-6 to us. The girls went on even more determined to put the third quarter behind them and played some beautiful netball. It was great to see the girls in action after their hard work in training all term and we took a 20-7 win, brilliant work! Joint players of the match were Molly for her tireless work in centre court and making so many interceptions & Lucy for scoring so many fantastic goals throughout the game!
Next up our U13’s took on the Eclipse U14 team in an exciting and competitive match. Our girls were very nervous to start with and took the first quarter to get used to playing together and settle into the game. At halftime, the score was 7-4 to us so we had pulled in back in the 2nd quarter and dug deep to put in a great performance. Eclipse came on strong in the third quarter and we struggled to stop the overhead balls they were giving into the shooters and we were chasing our tails a bit! Into the final quarter at the girls played their absolute socks off, and the final quarter was a draw of 2 goals each! Every player improved every quarter and took on board all of the coaching points that were given. We couldn’t quite catch up the scoreline and took a 14-7 loss. However, I was really pleased with the performance of all of the players! Player of the match voted for by the Eclipse team was awarded to Lydia! Great job!
Well done to everyone who played and thank you to Eclipse for the friendly matches. Thanks also to all of our parents and supports for cheering on the teams!
On Saturday 22nd April, after a season of superb netball the U12’s and U14’s were through to the semi-finals of their respective leagues. Both teams took to the court nervous and excited but more then anything ready for action!
The U12’s played Eclipse where they dominated their game from early on and thanks to the amazing shooting of Madeline and Olivia our score surged ahead! The whole team performed exceptionally well making numerous valuable interceptions and showing fast and efficient passing down court. Vivienne and Daisy in defence restricted the opposition to scoring only 8 goals over the full 40 minutes of netball, they did a great job of winning rebounds, making interceptions and clearing the backlines. The opposition voted for Madeline as the player of the match, a well deserved title!
Overall we won the game 24-8 and are delighted to be going through to the finals taking place on 6th May where we will face Telstars!
Meanwhile the U14’s were playing Breakaways in a tense semi-finals. The girls seems to lack their usual confidence but regardless of that converted the goals and stopped the opposition at every opportunity. The teams court play was impressive and their intelligent netball secured them another win taking a 22-10 victory. This also means they will be competing in the finals on 6th May against Raiders!
The player of the match voted by the opposition was Katie F-W, great job Katie!