On Tuesday 24th June 2014 we hosted the Glennie School from Toowoomba, Queensland. We took to the field with our Senior Touch team and the courts with our 10A Netball team. Touch is played in Queensland as a winter sport and the conditions underfoot were certainly different to what the Australian girls were used to. Our touch girls are all competing in a number of other codes at present but were still able to show the speed, agility and overall talent that they possess. Despite having to blow out a few cobwebs we took control early on. We certainly possess a ‘never say die’ attitude and whenever we get close to the line it is certainly rare for the girls to not take the ball across and score the points. Glennie challenged us on a few occasions crossing the line twice and we were privy to the potential that this young side possess. Hamilton Girls’ High came away with a 10-2 win and it was reassuring for the coaches to see that the girls relished the opportunity to play the game.
10 A Netball also took command of their game early but Glennie pushed close and in the second quarter took command of the game. HGHS girls rose to the challenge and as they settled into the game they certainly increased the intensity and used the combinations to control the game. They finished strongly and won the game 42-24.
The sportsmanship that Glennie showed was exemplary and their openness and confidence was evident at the after match function where there was exchanging of details and new friendships forged.