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DPS Netball

On 11 November, the DPS netball team had their first fixture in the South league of the Shetland Primary Schools’ league at Scalloway.  The team was able to watch the first few matches to check out their opposition before playing the last two games of the day.  The team was GS Becca Williamson, GA Isaiah Christie, WA Hannah Rosie, C Carla Johnson, WD Robbie Henderson/Hayden Thomson, GD Alex Christie and GK Evie Leslie/Koll McConnachie.  First match was against Cunningsburgh.  Dunrossness played really slick netball, linking really well throughout the court.  The final score was 13-0 to Dunrossness.  Straight on to the next game against Sound Blue.  This was always going to be a really tough game, with Sound having some district squad players.  DPS took a half –time lead of 2-0 and spirits were high.  I’m sure the DPS team wished they hadn’t put in so much effort in the first game, as tiredness was setting in during the second half.  Luckily they held on and the game ended 2-1 to DPS.  What a result against really tough opposition!  The coaches were so impressed by their team play and quick passing up the court.

The second fixture in this league was on 2 December, again in Scalloway.  The team for this fixture was Becca Williamson, Callum Morrison, Hannah Rosie, Carla Johnson, Robbie Henderson, Isaiah Christie, Alex Christie and Evie Leslie.  For these games, the team switched around throughout to give more experience and some rest.  They played mostly as GS Becca, GA Isaiah, WA Hannah, C Carla, WD Robbie/Callum, GD Alex, GK Evie/Callum, with Callum also having a go at GA, Robbie a go at C, Carla a go at WD and Isaiah a go at GK.  First up was Whalsay 2, Whalsay’s younger team.  DPS stormed away to a 14-0 victory.  No rest before playing against Whalsay 1, but this didn’t phase our team as they came out 7-0 winners!  This result was completely unexpected from the coaches and the team.  We knew from watching the other matches that the final game against Scalloway would be the toughest one.  Dunrossness used their speed and great defending skills well to finish the first half against Scalloway 4-1.  The second half was a bit harder as Scalloway adjusted their play, but Dunrossness held out to win 6-2.  Again, the coaches were very impressed by the team play, particularly the ability of the players to swap positions and fight for every ball!

The next fixture is 4 February where we’ll play Hamnavoe and Sandwick to finish off the south league.

If anyone is interested in playing netball, please get in touch with the school office.  P6s and P7s train on Wednesdays 3:30-4:15 and P4s and P5s train on Mondays 3:30-4:15.  Both lots of training have finished until the new year, but info will be sent out after the holidays to confirm the start date.  The netball league prioritises P7s, but nobody has to play in the league if they don’t want to.”


“Dunrossness had one team entered into the Primary Netball League and were put into the South League. Originally we were scheduled to have one session in December (cancelled due to school shutting) and the other in January (cancelled due to weather). However, our team completely stepped up to the plate and competed on Thursday 14th and Monday 18th February.

On the 14th, we played in Sandwick against Cunningsburgh, losing 8-1, and Hamnavoe, winning 4-0. Coach Ruth believes it was just nerves showing against the tall P7 team from Cunningsburgh. Well done to come back from a defeat to win the second match! There was great play from everyone in both of those matches, particularly Becca, Carla, Hannah and Alex. Then there was time for some fun games with the three teams mixed up, which allowed everyone to play with different people and in different positions.

On the 18th, we played in Scalloway against Whiteness, losing 3-2, Scalloway, winning 3-2, and Sound Blue, losing 6-0. Again, the team just struggled against the height of the Sound Blue team, but did so well in the other two matches. The coaches were really impressed with the versatility of our players this day, with special mention to Ruby as Goal Keeper.

The standard of play showed the potential in this young team for next year!

Whiteness and Sound Blue move on to the finals, coming first and second in our league. However, Dunrossness came equal third and we are absolutely delighted!”