This year, Shrewsbury has entered a team into the Shrewsbury and District Netball Association winter league (SDNA). The league consists of 45 teams playing in four divisions across three different venues. Division 4 is hosted at Shrewsbury School and is a great way of warming the teams up for the Lent term netball fixtures. Fixtures take place on a Monday night in the gym and Shrewsbury have made an excellent start.
On Monday 9th September Shrewsbury played Newtown B. They had just come down from division 3, so were going to be a tough first game. The Shrewsbury team was entirely made up of Lower Sixth, so were a little slow to get going, having never played as a team together before. At half time they were down by 2. In the second half, we seemed to find our rhythm and played much better as a cohesive team, resulting in a 19-14 win. A great result for our first game in this adult league.
The following week’s game was against Eclipse. Shrewsbury started much stronger than the previous week and were up by 6 goals at half time. The end result was a 22-8 win.
The next fixture was against Vixens, who had also played 2 and won 2 so was due to be a tougher match. Shrewsbury started fantastically well, converting every centre and pushing hard defensively to turn over their centres. The final result was a much deserved 23-11 win.
The most recent game for Shrewsbury was Monday 30th September against Sugar and Spice and we tried out a few different players and positions. This variety of team play demonstrates our depth in netball this year and the team produced a great performance, winning 22-7.