Girls’ Trip to watch England vs Australia Netball International:
On Wednesday a party of Year 7 and 8 girls, along with the junior boarders went to watch the first of the England versus Australia tri series netball matches, at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. The girls thoroughly enjoyed watching the fast, action-packed game and soaking up the atmosphere in this top class venue and at first our team held their own against Australia, who are currently ranked best in the world at netball. The score at quarter time saw us trailing by one goal and by two at half time, but by the end of the game the southern hemisphere giants, spurred on by Mrs Elvin’s kangaroo mascot ‘Kylie’ proved to be too slick with the final score being Australia 58, England 52.
After the teams had warmed down there was an opportunity for the supporters to collect autographs from them, which our girls relished and proved to be very adept at. All in all a great way to spend a Wednesday evening, we will definitely look to make this an annual event. Thanks to the girls for being such a pleasure to take out for the evening and to the other staff who helped me with the trip. DLB