Hucclecote Dragons through to Regional Division One
Dragons squad attended the South West Regional Seeding Tournament in Paignton. Coached by Gilly Salter on the day, Dragons produced some excellent displays of netball and with Harriet Sanderson Captain leading strongly on court, Dragons looked hot contenders from the first blow of the whistle.
Dragons were boosted by newcomers Darcey Scott and Hannah Howl (a year young at U.15) along with Ellie Gabriel gaining promotion a year early.
Katya Jennings ,Vice Captain, shot well throughout and overall scored 61/75 attempts nailing an impressive 81% target in her first real test of the season. Links with her GA Alex Baird worked really well at times and although Baird started slowly, her best performance of the day was against Bath Cougars where she netted 12/15 attempts 80% showing what she is capable of.
Darcey Scott certainly made an impact in the mid court area and also stepped in to GA to help rest Alex Baird who had just come back from illness. Scott’s control and athleticism led her to steal many interceptions as well as putting in some slick quick feeds to GS Katya Jennings.
Hannah Howl made the most impressive start to the regional league, stealing over 15 interceptions cleanly during the tournament and certainly made her presence felt.
Although at times the ball options through court were erratic, or one sided, these are areas that the Dragons can focus on moving forward. They went on to win 4 matches from 4 securing a 1st Division slot.
Bath Cougars 22-8
Plymstock 22- 4
This is an excellent start to their campaign however they will need to continue to work hard work hard if they wish to secure a top 2 placing to get to National Finals. Thanks go to Sue Wainwright for driving the minibus,
to Janey Garrard Team Manager and Joanne Knight Official Scorer for volunteering their time and to the many parents who drove and supported on the day.
Player of the Tournament is awarded jointly to: Darcey Scott and Hannah Howl
Squad:-Katya Jennings(VC), Alex Baird, Darcey Scott, Olivia Garrard, Amy Cook, Meg Knight, Harriet Sanderson (C), Hannah Howl, Ellie Gabriel.