It was high fives all round last week when the St Joseph’s School Broadstairs Netball team qualified for the final of the High 5 Kent School Games to be held later this year. Winning the tournament and securing a place in the final to represent Thanet was a reflection of this team’s multi-faceted skillset, work ethic and team spirit in a sport that combines fitness, quick thinking under pressure and strong nerves.
The seven strong mixed team won three games and drew two to progress through to a final show down against their main adversary, St Peter’s, where the team overcame a nervous start to keep their nerve against sustained pressure from the opposition. A 1-0 finish engineered by a stunning shot from Lloyd ensured victory and progression to the Kent Games final, no mean feat for a small school.
Mr Jones, whose mastery of the finer points of netballing strategy has played no small part in the run of success, was incredibly proud of the team’s achievement and has set his sights on pushing the team to further glory at county level.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
St Peter’s Park Road