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Doris Does Netball

October 31, 2018

After much deliberation and planning, the Doris Netball team has been formed! Purple Reign made their debut last week playing Firebirds! Our first match in an established league taking place at St Trinity High C of E in Manchester. The team consisted of captain Emma, vice-captain Jess, Laura, Grace, Zoe, Alice, Philippa, Camilla and Katie. It was the first time that we’d played together as a team in a competitive environment which was a daunting reality at first. Nevertheless we worked together and showed true grit and determination despite a hard and testing game.

Having only had minimal training sessions together the first game was as much about dusting off the cobwebs as it was bonding together as a new team! Emma and Laura fronted our attack as Goal Attack (GA) and Goal Shooter (GS); whilst Camilla and Katie tried hard to form a solid defence as Goal Keeper (GK) and Goal Defence (GD). In the middle of the court Jess took on the hard task of Centre (C) for the first half, with Philippa and Alice as Wing Attack (WA) and Wing Defence (WD). The first half of the match presented Purple Reign with many challenges including remembering the official rules J, outsmarting the opposition’s attack and matching their confident pace. It was a case of endurance and commitment in the end for Purple Reign but we did not let that prevent us from giving it 100% right up until the whistle blew. Despite a loss our spirits were high and in the words of our wise vice-captain Jess “you only improve by playing teams better than yours”.

On that note Purple Reign are preparing for a resolute return next week when they’ll be taking on the Manchester Mavericks. Stay tuned. We’ll be back with more updates next week!



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