On the 8th of June, our SACA cricket class were lucky enough to participate in the Boys Statewide Netball at Scotch College. This was a great opportunity for our team to challenge themselves against some quality netball sides.
In our first game we were up against Woodcroft. We were challenged early by a fast-starting Woodcroft, but as we settled into the game we linked up with some great passing, and our defenders held strong against a tall Woodcroft attack. We kept the scores tight in the first half, but some inexperience led to a tricky 3rd quarter as we struggled to fight back the momentum. Our shooters performed well in the last quarter but it wasn’t enough, with the final score being 46-25 to Woodcroft.
After a short break, we were up against Scotch in our second and final game. A fiery and intense 1st quarter was controlled mainly by Scotch, and our SEDA boys were struggling to find that intensity we were looking for. There were glimpses of great ball skills, and we continued to fight hard in front of a hostile Scotch crowd. Unfortunately, a well-trained Scotch side were too good on the day, winning 58-12.
For most of the team, this was their first experience in organised netball! We asked coach and teacher Taylor how our boys got on.
‘The Inaugural SEDA College Boys Netball Team put on a show to be proud of, pulling it together well and showcasing strong cohesion as a team who had never played netball together before. Their composure during tough moments was commendable, as well as an unbreakable “team-first” attitude. Though we didn’t get the winning result, the day was a success for the college, proving our boys’ versatility, sportsmanship, and the potential for long-term male participation in Netball.’
We are very proud of our boy’s efforts and know that they showed SEDA spirit and great sportsmanship in everything they did.