England v Jamaica @ The Copperbox

The girls were extremely excited to be given the opportunity to watch an international match. Leaving school during the afternoon, the girls enjoyed the journey, arriving in time at the Olympic Park to watch England Under 21’s take on the East Region Superleague team. This was a great match and gave the girls a taster of what was to follow. The girls were inspired and went down to the courtside to chat with the rising England stars and get their autographs!
After a little wander around the stadium, we all took to our seats for the main match. The girls clapped and cheered as the teams entered the stadium and then all joined in the singing of The National Anthem (Mr Dunham would have been proud). The girls watched the teams warm up, and in groups they chose a drill that they would like to try in our netball sessions!
The match started well for England who hit the ground running but this did not last long as Jamaica came back fighting to win the game 66-48. The experience of watching the netball showed the girls the level of intensity that sport can be played at. They were wonderfully behaved and a joy to take. It was lovely to see a few of the girls the day after playing with the mini netballs that they bought, and showed they were obviously inspired by the trip.

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