18.4.18   Silver medals for our superstar netball team!

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On Wednesday the 18th of April 2018, our upper school Solent netball team took part in a High Five tournament against other Portsmouth Schools. Despite the warm weather, Solent netball team took to the court positively, which helped them secure their first win against Westover, by five clear goals. Their successes didn’t stop there: the team continued to play their games with great skill and fantastic communication, which supported an additional two wins against Milton Park A and Court Lane A. Although the team lost their final match to Wimborne, Solent continued to support Wimborne during their final match, demonstrating their ability to show respect and support for others! Having enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of netball (in the sun), Solent Junior left the tournament having secured Second place overall! Congratulations to Jess, Abhina, Matthew, Rosie, Ellie and Denise on their fantastic team work! We are all super proud of you!

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7.3.18  Netball finalists!

The netball team enjoying a moment to relax in between matches!

Congratulations to the Solent Junior School netball team who, following a successful league performance, secured a place in the Portsmouth Schools finals which were held on Thursday 7th March at the Mountbatten Centre.

Mrs Colarusso, who also helps coach the team, kindly accompanied them to their tournament and had the following to say:

“Upon arrival, I gave the pupils an opportunity to decide who would like to volunteer to stay off for the first game, as we could only have five on court at one time. Without hesitation, Rosie offered to stay off first, which in my opinion, demonstrated her value of team spirit and set up the positive approach with would remain for the duration on the tournament. During the tournament, Solent played Corpus Christi, Wimborne Juniors and Court Lane. The matches lasted 12 minutes each, and at no point did Solent give up! They persevered and worked incredibly hard against what can only be described as extremely established teams! Their support and encouragement for each other made me proud to be their coach, and umpiring their matches was a privilege!  Although Solent did not win overall tournament, the team could not have represented our school any better! The organiser of the tournament, as well as other coaches and teachers, commented on how incredibly positive our children were! At the end of the tournament, all five pupils were able to tell me why they were so proud of playing on our team- and what personal qualities they brought to make our team so successful! I have coached high five netball for a number of years, and in all the years that I have done so, I have never seen a team demonstrate perseverance, respect and teamwork as much as these lovely pupils did last night! It’s also important for me to mention Honey at this point. While she couldn’t make the tournament yesterday, she was a vital member of the team, who also helped us reach the finals! It was a pleasure to see our school values put into action! Surrounding schools were genuinely amazed by their ability to smile after a match- even when they lost! Simply amazing!!”

A special thanks goes to Mrs Colarusso for accompanying the children to the tournament and also to Mrs Hamorak and Mrs Webber who coach the team.

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24.5.17 Solent High Five Netball team secure another victory!

Solent’s netball team continued their winning streak on Wednesday when they exceeded expectations to win yet another tournament – this time beating some senior school year 7 teams.  Solent won all their games except for the draw they achieved against Springfield Secondary School.  Solent had to wait nervously to find out if they had a big enough goal difference to be crowned champions.  They were delighted to discover that they had indeed achieved a more impressive goal difference than Springfield and so they were awarded gold medals.

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26.4.17:  Gold for Solent’s netballers

On Wednesday 26th April, a team of netballers arrived at Furze Lane, determined to live up to their unbeaten record and keen to raise yet another trophy.  The team were disappointed to find that their most difficult match would be their first one.  As expected, this match against Wimborne was a tough one and although Solent lead for most of the game, they conceded a last minute goal which resulted in a draw.  The pressure was now on; Solent knew that Wimborne would be unlikely to lose any of their games, so Solent couldn’t afford to slip up.  They also had to ensure their goal difference was enough to beat Wimborne’s in order to reach the final.  The next game certainly saw a phenomenal number of beautiful shots with Solent winning 16-0!  Solent were pleased to make the final but even more delighted to win the final 3-2 and raise yet another trophy. Well done Solent.

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9.3.17  Solent Junior Netball team crowned champions of the Portsmouth League!

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Having easily secured a place in the finals after an impressive season of netball, all eyes were on Solent Junior School as they took to the court on Wednesday at the Mountbatten Centre. The superb six Solent players did not disappoint!  4 matches were played and all 4 matches resulted in victory for Solent.  The team beat St Swithuns 9-0, St Johns 6-3, Victory school 7-1 and perhaps the most pleasing victory of all for Solent was against a team they’ve never beaten before: Corpus Christi, 5:2.  Our superb players have now earned themselves a place at the Hampshire Games on the 29th June where they will not only represent Solent, but also Portsmouth.  A special thanks goes to Mrs Hamorak and Mrs Webber for their dedication, enthusiasm and hard work, without which we wouldn’t have a netball team, never mind a winning team!

Solent Junior School Netball team – Silver Medal Winners! 2016

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Congratulations to the amazingly talented Solent netball team who were awarded 2nd place in the Portsmouth League 2016!  The team played exceptionally well throughout the league and played according to the High 5 netball rules, meaning that they had to excel at many different positions in the team.  The children narrowly missed out on being crowned champions in a closely fought final but due to their incredible performance, they will be given the opportunity to represent Portsmouth at the Hampshire Games in Aldershot on Thursday 30th June 2016.

Netball league – January/February/March 2015

Congratulations to Solent’s A team who, after many victorious league matches, has successfully qualified for the netball finals which will be held on Monday 2nd March.

All netballers involved in the league matches (both the A team and the B team) can be proud of the skill that they have managed to develop in a relatively short amount of time.  Mrs Webber and Mrs Hamorak are delighted with the effort, improvement and enjoyment demonstrated by all children who have participated in this league.

Overview:

Yr 5 and 6 Netball Club – Thursdays after school 3.15-4.15pm

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