On Saturday 4th February 2017, St Joseph’s played in the Baypoint Netball Tournament hosted by St Georges Primary School. The participants were:
We were placed in group 2 alongside Upton B, Northdown and Palm Bay, the winner of this group would then play the winner of group 1 in the final.
Our first match was against Upton B, St Joseph’s started the game in electric fashion with almost instantly scoring through Sophia. The remainder of the match very much carried on in St Joseph’s favour, with Sophia scoring another three and Millie adding two, making the game 6-0 to St Josephs.
Our second opponents were Northdown and this was a very evenly matched game, after falling behind very early by conceding two goals, St Joseph’s dug deep and applied pressure resulting in Millie scoring two before having to leave the match through injury.
Our third and final match of the group was against Palm Bay, St Joseph’s really dominated the game with chance after chance, Sophia wonderfully scoring another four whilst Florence also got on the score sheet for the first time in the morning.
With winning two games and drawing one game, we processed into the final but only through goal difference. Our opponents in the final were Upton 1, who had won all three of their group matches, so it promised to be an exciting match. Millie managed to overcome her injury by taping her fingers together and returned to the court. Much like the Northdown game, St Joseph’s fell behind through two early goals, again St Joseph’s dug deep and started to play as a team. Soon after this, the goals started to flow and St Joseph’s really grew in confidence, as a result of this Millie went on to score five with Sophia also scoring two, taking their tallies for the morning to 9 goals for Millie and 10 goals for Sophia. The game finished 7-2 and this meant that St Joseph’s won the Baypoint Netball Tournament. However, this wasn’t the only award given to St Joseph’s, Millie Vas was voted player of the tournament by the referees.
Mr Jones was immensely proud of all the children involved; one of the referees mentioned how good St Joseph’s were in not only the games, but also the sportsmanship showed by all throughout the morning.
The trophy will sit proudly in our trophy cabinet.
Well done to all!
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
St Peter’s Park Road