U10 Tag Rugby v Read (Friday 24th November)
Result – No results recorded
Our U10s continued to progress nicely in their match versus the Read School from Drax. It was a very even first half with each side trading tries with some great handling as well as great defensive work from both sets of players. In the second half, Read edged the possession and were a little more clinical with their scoring opportunities but Gateways are a young side with immense potential and will use this encounter as yet another building block in their rugby development.
The Man of the Match went to Jack Cobbald of Year 3 who continues to work hard in everything he does.
U9A&B and U8A Netball v Westville (Tuesday 28th November)
Result – No result recorded
The U9 and U8 netballers were forced to play indoors on Tuesday due to the wintry conditions but the afternoon was another huge success. With 17 girls involved, they took on two strong Westville sides and played some excellent netball. The approach play was good from all the Gateways sides and now they simply need to practice their shooting and the hard work will pay off.
All the players performed well and therefore all deserve credit as a team with no individual particularly standing out.
U11A and U10A Netball v Westville (Wednesday 29th November)
U11A – Won 12-5
U10A – Won 4-2
Two excellent performances from the senior Prep sides as they continue to make rapid progress in their respective seasons. The U11s played first and put in their best performance in two years as they dominated the opposition in every area. Not only were Gateways quick and precise when in possession but they were determined and dogged in defence as well which meant the opposition never got any respite.
The U10s looked worried as they entered the court with the weight of expectation growing thanks to the excellent performance form the U11s. They needn’t have worried though as they produced their best display of the season linking defence to attack seamlessly and finishing chances off at the appropriate times.
For the U10s Leah Serr and Ava Fishwick really stepped up to the plate and deservedly shared the accolade of Player of the Match!