What a fantastic day NSW Netball put on at Jamison Park in Penrith. With 91 teams playing on the day St Andrews College were put in Pool E and our Year 7 and Year 8 Girls were keen to impress.
We played five games in total with the first being our closest with a narrow one point loss. Miss Llave was keen to develop the girls' skills and practised some skill development between games. As the girls were assembling for a team photo we were photo bombed by non other than Caitlain Thwaites. Caitlain has represented Australia in Volleyball and Netball winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Netball World Championships. She has also won the ANZ Championships with Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2011 and is now currently playing for the Sydney Swifts. The girls were amazed that she was so relaxed and it took them a while to realise what had happened.
With four games down we started to prepared for the last game. The siren had sounded for the start of the game and the opposition were nowhere to be seen. We decided to play against each other with Miss Llave and Mr Gillogly taking part in the game. The General Manager of Sport Development NSW Netball noticed what was happening and offered to umpire. It was a great way to end the day with all smiling and happy to be playing.
A big thank you to Miss Llave for coaching and organising the girls and I wish them the best of luck for the remainder of their PDSSSC season.
Mr Martin Gillogly
Leader of Learning Sport