Netball

Laxton Netball Tournament – November 2011
The foggy weather on Saturday for the Annual Inter School Netball Tournament held at Laxton couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the TGPS team.  TGPS got off to a fantastic start against Brooke Priory with a 5-3 win.  Our next match was against Kimbolton School who were an excellent team and although the TGPS team tried valiantly to keep possession Kimbolton’s dominating defence in the goal circle made scoring very difficult.  Wins against Peterborough and Stamford followed with a draw against Copthill.  Our final match was against Bedford Girls School, every team member put in 100% in this match, and although we failed to match Bedford on goals scored our performance was superb, a truly inspiring game to watch.
TGPS finished in fourth place, a big thank you to all our supporters it makes a huge difference.
Results:
TGPS v Brooke Priory   5 – 3
TGPS v Kimbolton         0 – 9
TGPS v Peterborough     3 – 1
TGPS v Copthill             2 – 2
TGPS v Stamford           3 – 1
TGPS v Laxton               4 – 13
TGPS v Bedford Girls    1 – 5
Laxton Nov. 2011

Queen Margaret’s Invitational Junior Schools Tournament – Friday 11th March 2011
This year’s Queen Margaret’s tournament proved to be as exciting as ever with 20 schools taking part.  15 teams took part in the netball tournament, some teams travelling from as far away as Scotland and Norfolk.  TGPS were first on court in the morning and played a very close match against Terrington securing a 4 – 3 victory.  This was followed by a long morning off court with the rest of our pool matches scheduled in close succession after lunch.  The TGPS girls were quickly back on court after their lunch to get in some practice before the pool games resumed, breaking briefly to watch and exhibition lacrosse match which included Daisy Miller, a former TGPS pupil.
TGPS first match was against Glebe House, some fantastic shooting from TGPS secured a 10 – 1 win.  TGPS next game was against The Froebelian School, who had secured a win against us last year, both teams played incredibly hard with the Queen Margaret’s umpires speechless at the outstanding standard of play, the final score was 7-7.  It was now imperative that we won our final match, the Froebelian had finished all their matches  winning 3 and drawing 1 but with a much higher goal total than ours would go through even if we won our final match.  Our final match was against Highfields B  (Harrogate Ladies College) and the TGPS girls played with such fierce determination that they secured a 16 – 0 win.  A nail biting ten minutes followed to see if we would go through as highest scoring runners up for a place in the semi’s, a strange position to be in when we hadn’t lost a match.  We were overjoyed to find that we had a place in the semi’s where we met Highfields A.  The girls played extremely hard with two minutes to go the match was tied at 8-8 but Highfields A just managed to pull ahead to win 8-10.
The well rested Froebelian went on to beat Highfields in the final.  Throughout the day the Queen Margaret’s staff were full of praise for the TGPS girls, not only for their outstanding play but also how they conducted themselves on and off the court.
Mrs. Clegg and I would like to say a huge thank you to the parents who came along to support and especially to the girls, you were amazing!
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