One of our groups in school has had lots of fun building a fantastic den this afternoon! How many of the bairns can you spot?
Last week the DPS netball team played their last two fixtures in the ‘South’ primary league. The team for this fixture was Becca Williamson (GS/GA), Hayden Thomson (GS), Isaiah Christie (GA/GK), Carla Johnson (WA/WD), Callum Morrison (C), Hannah Rosie (WD/WA), Alex Christie (GD) and Robbie Henderson (GK).
First up was Hamnavoe against Dunrossness. The DPS team settled really quickly and had some excellent attacking play, putting them 5-0 up at half time. In the second half, they continued with the attacking play. Even with some extremely tight defending from Hamnavoe’s GD, DPS stormed through with a 10-0 win! After two games’ break, Dunrossness was up against Sandwick. The first half was hotly contested, with some great play in the middle third. However, both teams struggled to score and half time ended 1-0 to Dunrossness. After a half-time pep talk, Dunrossness set off on a mission and stormed through the second half to end the match 9-0 up.
Dunrossness have won all their games in the ‘South’ league and are therefore THROUGH TO THE FINALS! The other finalists are not yet known and the date is to be confirmed.
Happy coaches, happy team!
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.”
I’m a super proud coach of this lot! Great play from such a young team – 4 P5s and 3 P6s. First match was against the Cunningsburgh P7s. We lost 6-1, but played great against a much older and much taller squad. Next match was against Bells Brae, who were made of of almost all P7s. Our team worked really well together and were unlucky to lose 4-1. Final match of the day was against Sound 2, made up of mainly P6s. Dunrossness had a great match with lots of good passing throughout he court. Unexpectedly, we were victorious, winning 4-1. Great start to the league!