Fired up netballers in league action

October 03 2017

A netball team dedicated to getting players back into the game has taken on league action for the first time. Fired Up Netball is that takes it players from the Yate, Frampton, Coalpit Heath & Winterbourne area.

A netball team dedicated to getting players back into the game has taken on league action for the first time. Fired Up Netball is that takes it players from the Yate, Frampton, Coalpit Heath & Winterbourne area.  It is a club that is focused on the fun and social aspects of the game, but decided to support the Back to Netball Winter League.

Caroline Bain told The Voice about their first league match.

 

We finally did it and joined the Back to Netball Winter League.   What a match it was, with all the coaching by Charlotte James starting to pay off. 

The opening few minutes of the game we had to play with only 6 players due to the massive traffic jams, but we managed to hold it to 5-5 in the first quarter.  Sarah-Jane Howe played brilliantly at GK and Lisa Moore was fantastic as GD whilst also running around and keeping them out of the circle.  

The second quarter was amazing, Hazel Howe our centre was all over the court and Alison Britton and Hayley Heley were hitting the net every time: 12 goals to us and only 4 to them so 17 – 9 up.  

Mary Makepeace twisted her ankle in the second quarter but being a little fighter, she came on and played the last 2 quarters with true determination at WA, chasing everything.  Hannah Ringrow and Louise Adderley played tremendous defence at GD and WD - only 5 goals to the opposition and 8 for us; 25 – 14 at the end of the third quarter.

By the time the final whistle blew we had kept our lead, winning 31-20. 

We are a local, over 30’s only, netball club and it is purely for fun, exercise and meeting a bunch of like-minded ladies who enjoy the “social” aspect as much as the netball!

Now the darker and colder nights are creeping in we are training indoors on a Wednesday evening at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex 7:30pm – 8:30pm and at Fromeside on a Saturday morning on the outdoor court from 9:30am to 10:30am – then go for a cup of coffee at Campus Skateboard Park which is just around the corner. Not everyone wants to play in the league and we are purely back to netball so no pressure to be there for every training session, come and train/play when you can.   If you are interested in joining then give us a call – Caroline 07590 682446 or Catherine 07773 658446