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|LINTON NETBALL CLUB||
Every year at Christmas time we like to get together and have a Christmas meal. Like most years we went to the Dog and Duck in the village, they always do great food and treat us well. The club would like to thank the Dog and Duck for a great night! Also a special thanks to our social organisers because this would not of happened without them. It was such a lovely meal i think all of us cleaned our plates it was that good! We also like to do a little Christmas quiz and have some props on the table to take funny photos with. It is a lovely way to end the year having a bit of fun. Oh but the fun dose not stop there. We also like to have a bit of fun on our last training night. We play lots of fun little games that our sometimes Christmas themed. It is always such a laugh, we like to dress up funny and have a giggle, it is what our team is all about. This was also the perfect way to say goodbye to one of our players that is leaving us, she is moving back home to Scotland :( But it was a great way to say goodbye and have some fun before she left us. She is a brillaint player and will be missed but she did say she will come down a few weekends to watch is which will be nice to see her.So,training night we had a bit of fun because that is what Christmas is about!! Now it is the new year and we are ready to burn off all that Christmas dinner and get back to playing matches. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
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We are moving back to Linton Village college outdoor courts to train! We will be outside most weeks we can but if they weather is really bad we will go indoors.
On Saturday the 4th November we had a match against Burwell. It was an early game, 9:30! As soon as we woke up the havens opened and it was non stop raining! As we started the match it just kept getting harder and harder. So we carried on playing nothing will stop us from playing! By the end of the first quarter we all looked like drowned rats. But let alone the rain we played our game, after a while we forgot it was raining because we were all so wet! It was a very good game considering it was raining, we won 30-10! Well done ladies great game we all had a lot of fun even though we all rushed home to have a nice warm bath and soup to warm up back up again. Great win and great game till next time!
On the 17th of August we had a game against our Partners. We thought this would be a nice way to end for 2 of our players who are leaving us :( So it was a nice way to spend their last days with us by playing a fun game against our other half's. Once all the men understood most the rules they really got into the game and thought they could beat us! They had never played netball or played together before so with this in mind they did really well! They all got on really well and played well as a team. Unfortunately for us ladies most of our partners were a lot taller than us. So we were playing against a lot of tall men but it still was so much fun! Everyone loved playing we had almost everyone come down to play. It is also a good way for everyone to get to know each other and bond. The men tried very hard but not hard enough because us ladies beat them 30-13. Everyone really enjoyed it and we will have to do it again so others who couldn't play can next time!
On the 1st of August we had a game against Mill Green cricket club, we try to do this every year. We had to do this this year because one of the cricketers was leaving and wanted to play against us before he went. We also have an amazing player about to leave us too :( So we had to do this game before they left because it is such a laugh! The men always try so hard because they think they are going to beat us, has not happened yet. It is so interesting to see the different ways the men play compared to us ladies. The men are flying about all over the place and can jump much higher than us! Everyone always tries to come along even just to watch because it is so funny to watch. It is nice to play a fun game full of laughs, which makes a change to our normal hard working intense games. Everyone always comes away from the game with a smile on their face. Until next year!
We were lucky enough to be able to get a coaching session from one of the players of Mavericks, Ashley Neal, she was amazing! All of us were so excited for this session. We asked her to do a session on defending because most of our team our quite short... So we wanted to know how we could defend better and she did some drills with us that we found very helpful. She taught us how to dictate and improve on our defending. We all loved it, it was such a great session we really want her to do another session with us.
Every year for the past few years we have been going to the Dog and Duck in the village for our netball Christmas meal. They always do us amazing food, we always have a fun quiz to do that one of the players creates.
Many of us get together and go and watch England or other matches at the copper box or the teams home ground. One of our juniors soon to move up to adults got to be one of the ball girls at a England game! When we go and watch a match all of us come out saying wow we need to do that and we all get this buzz of wanting to play right there and then. We always get good idea once we have watched another game and try them out for a laugh sometimes it goes well others we just can not get it but have a laugh trying to.