Our club is open to boys and girls from Years 5 and 6 and runs every Thursday from 3.15pm until 4.15pm. If you would like to join, please see Miss Prewett (Nursery).
We have been working extremely hard to develop and refine our netball skills. Some pupils are even beginning to develop their umpiring skills! Netball is a great way to develop lots of skills such as:
Watch this space for updates on fixtures and results...
'Team work makes the dream work!'
St John Lloyd RC v Oakfield
Oakfield v Meadowlane
Netball - By Ellie Donaghy & Kelyn Carstensten
I love netball because its good for my exercise and its great fun. Before every training session we stretch to prevent injuries. To start our sessions we play games to warm ourselves up. Some include:
-Follow the leader - a person moves around the netball court and the others follow. You can make different movements like running, sidesteps, etc...
-Dungeons- You have a netball hoop and split into two teams. Each team has a go to shoot. If you get it in you go to the back of your team's line. If you don't get it in you have to go behind the hoop like your in a dungeon. When the next person scores the person who was in the dungeon first gets to go out.
We play a lot of games and practice our skills. If you do not know how to play netball here are the rules:
-The game is played over four 15 minute quarters although this may vary according to each center rules.
-Each team starts with seven players on the court. Each player is assigned a position and is only allowed in designated areas of the court.
-The game starts with a centre pass taken at the umpire’s whistle and is alternated after each goal is scored.
- A goal is awarded when either the goal shooter or goal attack shoots a goal through the goal ring. One point is awarded for each goal with the object of the game to score more goals than the opposition
-An opposing player must remain 9 meters (3 feet) from the player who has the ball. If a player invades this space, a penalty will be called by the empire(empire is a referee).
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