Therfield Presents Alice in Wonderland

Therfield presents   Alice in Wonderland   Wednesday 24th April 2019   Thursday 25th April 2...

French Immersion Activity Trip

A group of 28 year 9, 10 and 11 French students embarked on a brand new trip to the Château de la ...

PGL – Netball and Football Tour

On March 1st – 3rd 2019, Therfield School netball team took part in a PGL tournament weekend, offi...

Careers Fair 2019

The Careers Fair involves every Therfield student. It’s a privilege as Headteacher to observe the ...

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  • PGL – Netball and Football Tour

  • Careers Fair 2019

Articles

On March 1st – 3rd 2019, Therfield School netball team took part in a PGL tournament weekend, officiated by England Netball umpires. It’s a weekend of intensive match experience that helps improve skills and technique. The schedule of games allows each team maximum match experience, the chance to compete against other schools and clubs and also the opportunity to learn from watching other teams play. The tournament closes with a special presentation of medals and trophies by Eboni Beckford – Chambers, a member of the England netball team.
 
The weekend brought success for the Year7 team as they won four matches, drew one match and lost one match. This achievement got them through to the Semi-Final where Year 7 students played some of their best netball to date. The team lost 4-2 in the semi-final and came third overall receiving bronze medals.   Player of the tournament was awarded to Grace P for excellent movement around the court and perseverance and Katie M for her outstanding performance in every match as centre court player. The Year 8 team also played extremely well but the competition was fierce and consequently just missed out on the semi-finals. Amba C was selected as player of the tournament as she took the lead with the Year 8 team and managed the formations well whilst also supporting Year 7 players.
 
The football group received coaching from UEFA B (FA) qualified coaches. The coaching programme focused on developing a range of techniques and movements as well as strong personal skills to deal with life on and off the pitch – every player was challenged whilst being encouraged to learn and apply new skills. The students demonstrated a real improvement in their attacking play through showing a strong ability to attempt to beat opposition both 1vs1 and using a team mate as support. All students performed to a very high level whilst also demonstrating a positive attitude and sportsmanship, in particular Jamie L, Billy O, Mihai C, Max L and Ben H. In the afternoon, the boys took part in adventure activities such as vertical climb, mountain biking and aero ball. These exciting adventure activities helped to improve team spirit, social skills and peer support.
 
Overall, the weekend at PGL was a great success and encouraged our students to face different challenges and develop skills such as encouragement, teamwork and communication skills whilst raising the morale, fitness and enthusiasm.